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 formed20 September 1949
Date dissolved20 October 1953
People and organisations
Head of stateTheodor Heuss
Head of governmentKonrad Adenauer
Member partyCDU/CSU
FDP
DP
Status in legislatureGrand coalition
Opposition partySPD
KPD
BP
WAV
DRP
SSW
History
Election(s)West German federal election, 1949
Legislature term(s)1st Bundestag
SuccessorAdenauer 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]

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer20 September 194920 October 1953CDU
Vice-Chancellor
Federal Minister of Matters of the Marshall Plan
 Franz Blücher20 September 194920 October 1953FDP
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs Konrad Adenauer15 March 195120 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister of the Interior Gustav Heinemann20 September 194911 October 1950CDU
 Robert Lehr11 October 195020 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister of Justice Thomas Dehler20 September 194920 October 1953FDP
Federal Minister of Finance Fritz Schäffer20 September 194920 October 1953CSU
Federal Minister of Economics Ludwig Erhard20 September 194920 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry Wilhelm Niklas20 September 194920 October 1953CSU
Federal Minister of Labour Anton Storch20 September 194920 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister of Transport Hans-Christoph Seebohm20 September 194920 October 1953DP
Federal Minister of Post and Communications Hans Schuberth20 September 194920 October 1953CSU
Federal Minister of Public Housing Hermann-Eberhard Wildermuth20 September 19499 March 1952FDP
 Fritz Neumayer9 March 195220 October 1953FDP
Federal Minister of Displaced Persons Hans Lukaschek20 September 194920 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister of All-German Affairs Jakob Kaiser20 September 194920 October 1953CDU
Federal Minister for Affairs of the Bundesrat of Germany Heinrich Hellwege20 September 194920 October 1953DP

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