Johann Heinrich Burchard

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Johann Heinrich Burchard
Johann Heinrich Burchard 1905.jpg
Johann Heinrich Burchard in Hamburg senator's ornate, 1905
Second Mayor of Hamburg
In office
1 January 1902 – 31 December 1902
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by Gerhard Hachmann (de)
In office
11 July 1904 – 31 December 1905
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by Johann Otto Stammann (de)
In office
1 January 1908 – 3 April 1908
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by William Henry O'Swald
In office
1 January 1911 – 6 September 1911
Preceded by Carl August Schröder
Succeeded by Carl August Schröder
First Mayor of Hamburg and
President of the Hamburg Senate
In office
1 January 1903 – 31 December 1903
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by Gerhard Hachmann (de)
In office
1 January 1906 – 31 December 1906
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by Johann Otto Stammann (de)
In office
3 April 1908 – 31 December 1909
Preceded by Johann Georg Mönckeberg
Succeeded by Max Predöhl
In office
1 January 1912 – 6 September 1912
Preceded by Max Predöhl
Succeeded by Carl August Schröder
Personal details
Born 26 July 1852
Bremen
Died 6 September 1912 (1912-09-07) (aged 60)
Hamburg
Nationality Germany German
Political party Nonpartisan
Alma mater Lipsiensis
Ruperto Carola
Georgia Augusta
Religion Lutheranism

Johann Heinrich Burchard (26 July 1852 – 6 September 1912) was a Hamburg lawyer and politician who served as senator (from 1885 until his death) and First Mayor and President of the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (in 1903, 1906, 1908–1909 and from 1 January 1912 until his death).

Burchard was born in Bremen, a member of the Hanseatic Burchard family, the son of banker Friedrich Wilhelm Burchard (1824–92) and Marianne Gossler (1830–1908), a granddaughter of Senator and banker Johann Heinrich Gossler and a great-granddaughter of Johann Hinrich Gossler and Elisabeth Berenberg. His father was a merchant in Bremen, who in 1853 became a partner of the Berenberg Bank (Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co.) owned by his wife's family. The family then relocated to Hamburg,[1][2] where, after taking part in the Franco-Prussian War as a volunteer, he completed his abitur at the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums before studying Law at the Universities of Leipzig, Heidelberg and Göttingen.

As a typical Hanseat, he rejected noble titles and any form of awards.

A portrait of Burchard by Max Liebermann is displayed at Hamburg's representation (embassy) in Berlin.

In 1877, he married Emily Henriette Amsinck (1858–1931), a daughter of Wilhelm Amsinck (1821–1909). His oldest son, Wilhelm Amsinck Burchard-Motz, was also a Hamburg senator and Second Mayor.

Johann Burchard died in Hamburg, aged 60.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Treue, Wilhelm, Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Steuerberatung in zwei Jahrhunderten, ESCHE SCHÜMANN COMMICHAU, Zur Geschichte einer hamburgischen Sozität, 3. Auflage 1997, ISBN 3-00-001424-1, S 49 ff.
  2. ^ http://www.deutsche-biographie.de/sfz7448.html