Gerhard Wessel

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Gerhard Wessel (December 24, 1913 – July 28, 2002) was President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau from May 1968 to December 1978. He previously served in the Reichswehr (1932–25) and Wehrmacht Heer, including the Foreign Armies East of Reinhard Gehlen during World War II. After the war, he was part of the Gehlen Organisation, and then the Bundeswehr (1956–1952).

Wessel was born in Neumünster and died in Pullach.

Government offices
Preceded by
Reinhard Gehlen
President of the Federal Intelligence Bureau
1968–1978
Succeeded by
Klaus Kinkel