Hans Kutscher

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Hans Kutscher (14 December 1911 – 24 August 1993) was a member of the first and second Senate of the German Constitutional Court and later a member and then President of the European Court of Justice.

Kutscher was elected by the Bundesrat to serve on the Constitutional Court. He served as a member of the first Senate from 12 October 1955 to 31 August 1956, when this Senate was dissolved because the number of judges was reduced from twelve to ten. He re-elected a member of the second Senate from 1 September 1956, and re-elected in 1963, serving until 20 December 1970.

He joined the European Court of Justice in 1970, serving as its fifth President between 1976 and 1980.

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Preceded by
Robert Lecourt
President of the European Court of Justice
1976–1980
Succeeded by
Josse Mertens de Wilmars