First Adenauer cabinet

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First Konrad Adenauer Cabinet
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cabinet of West Germany
20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953
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Date formed 20 September 1949
Date dissolved 20 October 1953
People and organisations
Head of government Konrad Adenauer
Head of state Theodor Heuss
Member party CDU/CSU
FDP
DP
Status in legislature Grand coalition
Opposition party SPD
KPD
BP
WAV
DRP
SSW
History
Election(s) West German federal election, 1949
Legislature term(s) 1st legislature of the Bundestag
Predecessor Adenauer II

The first cabinet led by Konrad Adenauer was sworn in on 20 September 1949, and laid down its function on 20 October 1953. The cabinet was formed after the 1949 elections. It laid down its function after the formation of the Second Adenauer cabinet, which was formed following the 1953 elections.

Composition[edit]

Office Incumbent Term Party
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Vice-Chancellor
Federal Minister for Matters of the Marshall Plan
Franz Blücher 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 FDP
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Konrad Adenauer 15 March 1951 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister of the Interior Gustav Heinemann 20 September 1949 – 11 October 1950 CDU
Robert Lehr 11 October 1950 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister of Justice Thomas Dehler 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 FDP
Federal Minister of Finance Fritz Schäffer 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CSU
Federal Minister of Economics Ludwig Erhard 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry Wilhelm Niklas 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CSU
Federal Minister of Labour Anton Storch 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister for Transport Hans-Christoph Seebohm 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 DP
Federal Minister for Post and Communications Hans Schuberth 1 April 1950 – 20 October 1953 CSU
Federal Minister of Public Housing Hermann-Eberhard Wildermuth 20 September 1949 – 9 March 1952 FDP
Fritz Neumayer 19 July 1952 – 20 October 1953 FDP
Federal Minister of Displaced Persons Hans Lukaschek 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister of All-German Affairs Jakob Kaiser 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 CDU
Federal Minister for Affairs of the Bundesrat of Germany Heinrich Hellwege 20 September 1949 – 20 October 1953 DP

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