List of mayors of Bremen

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The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, which is one of the states of Germany, is governed by the Senate of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. The senate is chaired by the President of the Senate, who is the head of government of the city-state. The President of the Senate and another member of the senate both hold the title Mayor (Bürgermeister).

List of mayors (since 1945)[edit]

  Mayor of Bremen
President of the Senate
Party From To Mayor
Senator
Party From To
  Erich Vagts DNVP[1] 2 May 1945 31 July 1945 Theodor Spitta FDP 1945 1955
  Wilhelm Kaisen SPD 31 July 1945 20 July 1965
  Jules Eberhard Noltenius CDU 1955 1959
  Adolf Ehlers SPD 1959 1963
  Willy Dehnkamp SPD 1963 1965
  Willy Dehnkamp SPD 20 July 1965 28 November 1967 Hans Koschnick SPD 1965 1967
  Hans Koschnick SPD 28 November 1967 18 September 1985 Annemarie Mevissen SPD 1967 1975
  Walter Franke SPD 1975 1979
  Moritz Thape SPD 1979 1985
  Klaus Wedemeier SPD 18 September 1985 4 July 1995 Henning Scherf SPD 1985 1991
  Claus Jäger FDP 1991 1993
  Ralf Fücks Greens 1993 1995
  Henning Scherf SPD 4 July 1995 8 November 2005 Ulrich Nölle CDU 1995 1997
  Hartmut Perschau CDU 1997 2005
  Jens Böhrnsen SPD 8 November 2005 17 July 2015 Thomas Röwekamp CDU 2005 2007
  Karoline Linnert Greens 2007 incumbent
  Carsten Sieling SPD 17 July 2015 incumbent

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vagts was member of the national conservative DNVP until 1933, when this party was dissolved.

The Senate of the state of Bremen is elected by the Parliament of Bremen (Bürgerschaft), the legislature elected by citizens in the cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven. However, Bremerhaven also has a separate municipal assembly and a separate administration headed by a distinct mayor.