|Malu Dreyer in 2014|
|Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate|
January 16, 2013
|Preceded by||Kurt Beck|
|State social minister of Rhineland-Palatinate|
March 15, 2002 – January 15, 2013
|Preceded by||Florian Gerster|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Schweitzer|
February 6, 1961 |
Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany
|Alma mater||University of Mainz|
Serving as Minister of Social Affairs, Labor, Health and Demography since 2002, she was the designated successor of Kurt Beck, who announced his upcoming resignation from the post on September 28, 2012. She was officially elected on January 16, 2013.
Education and career
Dreyer was born the second of three children of a principal and a teacher. Following a year as an exchange student at Claremont High School in California in 1977, and her final Abitur exams at the Käthe-Kollwitz-Gymnasium Neustadt in 1980, Dreyer started her English studies and Roman Catholic theology at the University of Mainz. The following year she switched majors to jurisprudence and graduated in both law degrees with the first Staatsexamen in 1987 and the second Staatsexamen three years later with an excellent academic record.
From 1989, Dreyer worked at the University of Mainz as a research assistant to Professor Hans-Joachim Pflug. In 1991 she received her appointment as a probationary judge, and later as a prosecutor in Bad Kreuznach.
- "Malu Dreyer - Eine starke Frau wird Landesmutter". rhein-zeitung.de (in German). Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Gesundheit für Kinder und Familien" (PDF). vivafamilia.de (in German). Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- "Die Abgeordneten des Landtags Rheinland-Pfalz: 16. Wahlperiode 2011–2016". landtag.rlp.de (in German). Retrieved 2012-10-03.
- Malu Dreyer zum 50.: Mit Leib und Seele Sozialpolitikerin rhein-zeitung.de, abgerufen am 28. September 2012
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