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
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.
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; serving as the campaign manager in the German federal election, 2013.
- Chrismon, Co-editor (2000-2009)
- Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Member of the Council (1997-2009)
- German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR), Member of the Board of Trustees (2001-)
- Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), Member of the Board (since 2001)
- ZDF, Member of the Television Board
Gröhe is married with four children and is a Protestant.
- http://www.hermann-groehe.de/page/57.htm Hermann-grohe.de. Retrieved 16 December 2013. Archived at WebCite.
- Introducing the new German cabinet: Party loyalist Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 16 December 2013
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