Hans Leussink

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Hans Leussink (2 January 1912, Schüttorf – 16 February 2008, Karlsruhe) was a German teacher and politician. He served as the country's Minister for Education and Research from 1969 to 1972 in Cabinet Brandt I under Chancellor Willy Brandt. His descendants live in Canada and the Netherlands.

He was the oldest former minister of all time in Germany until his death on 16 February 2008.

In 1994 Leussink was elected as Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[1]


  1. ^ American Academy of Arts and Sciences: Members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences: 1780–2011, p. 361 (PDF).