Karl Heinrich von Boetticher
|Karl Heinrich von Boetticher|
Karl Heinrich von Boetticher in 1880.
|Secretary of the Interior of German Empire|
September 1880 – 1 July 1897
|Chancellor||Otto von Bismarck (1871–1890)
Leo von Caprivi (1890–1894)
Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1894–1900)
|Preceded by||Karl Hofmann|
|Succeeded by||Arthur von Posadowsky-Wehner|
6 January 1833|
Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia
|Died||6 March 1907
Naumburg, Province of Saxony, Prussia
|Political party||Free Conservative Party|
|Alma mater||University of Würzburg
University of Berlin
Karl Heinrich von Boetticher (6 January 1833 – 6 March 1907) was a German conservative politician and statesman. He served as Secretary of the Interior (1880–1897), and Vice Chancellor of Germany (1881–1897).
Born in Stettin in Pomerania, the son of a judge, Boetticher studied law in the University of Würzburg and the University of Berlin. He was governor of Schleswig in 1876. In 1878 he became a member of the Reichstag for the Free Conservative Party. In 1879, he was lieutenant general of the province of Schleswig-Holstein. In 1880 he succeeded Karl von Hofmann as Secretary of the Interior of the German Empire. In 1881, he also became vice chancellor in Bismarck's cabinet. He held both positions until 1897.
As the representative of Chancellor Bismarck, Boetticher introduced numerous social reforms, and the enactment of the invalid and old-age insurance laws in 1889 was due principally to his energy and executive ability.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Bötticher, Karl Heinrich von". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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