Gerhard Frey (politician)

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This article is about the publisher. For the mathematician, see Gerhard Frey.
Gerhard Frey in 2009

Gerhard Michael Frey (18 February 1933 – 19 February 2013) was a German publisher, businessman and politician. He was the chairman and main financial backer of the right-wing party Deutsche Volksunion, which he founded in 1971. He resigned as chairman in January 2009.[1]

Gerhard Frey was born in 1933 in Cham. He was married to Regine Frey, with whom he has four children.[1][2] His daughter Michaela (born 1965) is an attorney, his son Gerhard Jr. (born 1969) is a lawyer. Frey died 2013 at age 80 in Gräfelfing near Munich.[3]


  1. ^ a b ""Frey-Partei" ohne Frey / Der DVU-Vorsitzende ist abgetreten". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 13 January 2009, page 6. 
  2. ^ "Ehepaar Frey spendete DVU mehr als eine Million Mark". Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 31 March 1994, page 2. 
  3. ^ tm/rc (AP, AFP, dpa) (23 February 2013). "Far-right financier Gerhard Frey dies". DW. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 

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