Maria Böhmer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Maria Böhmer.

Maria Böhmer (born 23 April 1950 in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate) is a German politician and member of the Bundestag for the CDU. She serves as Minister of State in the Federal Foreign Office, primarily responsible for cultural relations and education policy.

Early life and education[edit]

Born into a family of wine growers,[1] Böhmer studied mathematics, physics, political science and education. Upon receiving her Ph.D., she conducted research at the universities of Cambridge and Augsburg and gained a post-doctoral qualification in education at the University of Mainz in 1982. [2]

Political career[edit]

In 1993/94 Christian Baldauf was a research associate to her.

From 1982 to 1990, Böhmer served as State Commissioner for Women in Rhineland Palatinate. Since 1990, she has been member of the Bundestag as well as of the Federal Executive Board of the CDU. From 2001, she served as Chairwoman of the Frauenunion, the CDU's women's organization.[3]

In November 2005, Böhmer became Minister of State for Integration in the Federal Chancellery and German Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration in the first Merkel cabinet.[4]

Since 1992, Böhmer has served on the ZDF Television Council; she became the body’s deputy chairwoman in June 2002.[5]


External links[edit]