Hermann Gröhe

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Hermann Gröhe in 2010

Hermann Gröhe (born 25 February 1961) is a German politician for the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He has been appointed Minister of Health in the Third Merkel cabinet which took office 17 December 2013.

He finished law school at the University of Cologne and was a research assistant at the university 1987-1993. He also worked as a trainee lawyer at a local court in Cologne 1991-1993. He has been a licenced lawyer since 1997.[1]

Becoming a member of CDU in 1977, he has represented the party in the German Bundestag since 1994 and has represented the Neuss I constituency since 1995. He was secretary general of the CDU 2009-2013;[1] serving as the campaign manager in the German federal election, 2013.[2]

Gröhe is married with four children and is a Protestant.[1]


  1. ^ a b c http://www.hermann-groehe.de/page/57.htm Hermann-grohe.de. Retrieved 16 December 2013. Archived at WebCite.
  2. ^ Introducing the new German cabinet: Party loyalist Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 16 December 2013