Hannelore Rönsch

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Angela Merkel and Hannelore Rönsch (back).

Hannelore Rönsch (born December 12, 1942 in Wiesbaden-Schierstein) is a German conservative politician.

She was member of the German Parliament from 1983 until 2002, and was Federal Minister for Family Affairs and Senior Citizens[1] in the cabinet of Helmut Kohl from 1991 until 1994.


  • It is important to support parents who wish to have children. After all, the Defence Ministry needs enough young soldiers to be able to maintain a fighting army. (Quoted in Kieler Nachrichten, 10 February 1993)


  1. ^ "Seidensticker soll Schiersteiner Ortsvorsteher werden". Wiesbadener Tagblatt (in German). 3 December 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2010.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ursula Lehr
Federal Minister for Family Affairs and Senior Citizens
1991 – 1994
Succeeded by
Claudia Nolte