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). Minister of Health in the third cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel which took office 17 December 2013.

Early life and career[edit]

Gröhe 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]

Political career[edit]

Becoming a member of CDU in 1977, Gröhe 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]

Other activities[edit]

Personal life[edit]

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