Jürgen Warnke

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Jürgen Warnke
Minister of Economic Cooperation
In office
1989–1991
Prime Minister Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Hans Klein
Minister of Transport
In office
1987–1989
Prime Minister Helmut Kohl
Succeeded by Friedrich Zimmermann
Minister of Economic Cooperation
In office
1982–1987
Prime Minister Helmut Kohl
Succeeded by Hans Klein
Personal details
Born 20 March 1932
Berlin
Died 27 April 2013(2013-04-27) (aged 81)
Selb
Resting place Selb
Nationality German
Political party Christian Social Union (CSU)
Children Six
Religion Christianity

Jürgen Walter Franz Karl Warnke (20 March 1932 – 27 April 2013) was a German lawyer and politician, who served in various capacities at the Bundestag and German cabinets.

Early life and education[edit]

Warnke was born in Berlin on 20 March 1932.[1][2] His family were from Mecklenburg, and in 1945 settled in Upper Franconia.[1] His father was a jurist and served as the chief executive of the association of ceramic industry.[1]

He studied law and economics[3] and held a PhD.[4]

Career[edit]

Warnke, a lawyer by profession, was a member of the Christian Social Union.[5] He was a member of the Bavarian Parliament from 1962 to 1970.[6] He entered the Bundestag in 1969[3] and represented the Hof district from 1983 to 1998. From 1982 to 1991 he served as a cabinet member in the governments led by the then prime minister Helmut Kohl.[6] Warnke was firstly appointed minister of economic cooperation in 1982 and was in office until 1987.[2] Then he became the minister of transport and was in office from 1987 to 1989.[2] Lastly he was reappointed minister of economic cooperation in a cabinet reshuffle in April 1989.[7] His term ended in 1991.[2] In 1998 he retired from politics.[6]

He was also the managing director of the Bavarian chemical industry association and then the chief executive of the association of ceramic industry.[6] In addition, he was on the council of the Evangelical Church of Germany.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Warnke was married and had six children.[8] He began to live in Dagebüll on the North Sea after retiring from politics.[4]

Death[edit]

Warnke died at the age of 81 in Selb on 27 April 2013.[1][3][6] A funeral service for him was held in St. Andrew's Church in Selb with the attendance of German politicians and family members.[9]

Honors[edit]

Warnke was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jürgen Warnke". Munzinger (in German). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Jürgen Warnke gestorben". Das Parliament. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Jürgen Warnke". Der Spiegel 19. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Dr. Jürgen Warnke im Alter von 81 Jahren verstorben". CSU. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Heinrich August Winkler (2007). Germany: 1933-1990. Oxford University Press. pp. 367–. ISBN 978-0-19-926598-5. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "CSU: Ex-Minister Warnke ist tot". Der Spiegel. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Williams, Carol J. (13 April 1989). "Defense Minister Fired in Cabinet Shake-Up; Eight Posts Changed". AP. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Ex-Politiker und Selber Ehrenbürger Dr. Jürgen Warnke verstorben". Selb Live. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c Von Herbert Scharf (11 May 2013). "Letztes Geleit für Jürgen Warnke (Funeral of Jürgen Warnke)". Frankenpost (in German) (Selb). Retrieved 10 September 2013. 

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