Rupert Scholz

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Rupert Scholz

Rupert Scholz (born 23 May 1937 in Berlin) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union.

Career[edit]

Scholz was a law professor before assuming ministerial role.[1] He was the federal minister of defence from 1988 to 1989 in the cabinet led by the then prime minister Helmut Kohl.[2] Gerhard Stoltenberg succeeded him in the post in the cabinet reshuffle.[2] Scholz also served as Berlin senator.[2]

In 2007, Scholz stated that Germany should strive to become a nuclear power.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Williams, Carol J. (13 April 1989). "Defense Minister Fired in Cabinet Shake-Up; Eight Posts Changed". AP. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Tuohy, William (14 April 1989). "Kohl Shuffles Cabinet to Aid Image Before Election". Los Angeles Times (Bonn). Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Tagesspiegel: Ex-Minister: Atomwaffen für Deutschland 27 January 2007 (German)
Political offices
Preceded by
Manfred Wörner
Federal Minister of Defence (Germany)
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Gerhard Stoltenberg