Hans A. Engelhard

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Hans A. Engelhard
Hans Engelhard FDP Bundesparteitag 1982.jpg
Engelhard at the Free Democratic Party convention in 1982
Federal Minister of Justice of Germany
In office
4 October 1982 – 18 January 1991
Preceded byJürgen Schmude
Succeeded byKlaus Kinkel
Personal details
Born(1934-09-16)16 September 1934
Munich, Bavaria
Died11 March 2008(2008-03-11) (aged 73)
Munich, Bavaria
Political partyFree Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Munich

Hans Arnold Engelhard (16 September 1934 – 11 March 2008) was a German jurist. A member of the Free Democratic Party, he served as German Federal Minister of Justice in the Cabinet Kohl I, II, and III, between 1982 and 1991.

Born in Munich, Engelhard studied law at the University of Erlangen and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and received his second Staatsexamen in 1963.

Having joined the Free Democratic Party in 1954, Engelhard won a seat in the Bundestag in the 1972 German federal election.

In 1982 he succeeded Jürgen Schmude as Federal Minister of Justice of Germany, and served until 1992.


Further reading[edit]

  • Kerscher, Helmut (March 11, 2008), "Früherer Justizminister Hans Engelhard gestorben", Süddeutsche Zeitung