Paul Nevermann

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Paul Nevermann
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F009507-0007, Hamburg, Besuch Staatspräsident von Pakistan.jpg
Paul Nevermann (left) with Ayub Khan in Hamburg
First Mayor of Hamburg
In office
1 January 1961 – 9 June 1965
Preceded by Max Brauer
Succeeded by Herbert Weichmann
Personal details
Born February 5, 1902
Klein Flottbek
Died March 22, 1979 (1979-03-23) (aged 77)
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Nationality Germany German
Political party Social Democratic Party (SPD)

Paul Nevermann (February 5, 1902 – March 22, 1979) was a German politician, member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and First Mayor of Hamburg (1961 – 1965).

Nevermann was born in Klein Flottbek (a then independent village in the Pinneberg district now a neighborhood in Hamburg's quarter Nienstedten). He studied law and after his graduation Nevermann worked for the Hamburg labor office, but was fired 1933 as a member of the SPD by the Nazi government.

Political life[edit]

He joined the SPD in 1920. In the aftermath of the July 20 plot of 1944 he was arrested. After the World War II he became Senator of Hamburg. From 1950 – 1953 Nevermann was Second Mayor of Hamburg and as a successor of Max Brauer he was elected as First Mayor on January 1, 1961. During his term in office the North Sea flood of 1962 and the state visits of Charles de Gaulle (1963) and Elisabeth II (1965) were major events in Hamburg. During the visit of Elisabeth II the breakup with his wife became public and after a media campaign by the newspapers of Axel Springer Verlag Nevermann resigned in 1965.[1]

Nevermann died in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.


  1. ^ Koplitzsch, Franklin (2005). "Nevermann, Paul". Hamburg Lexikon (in German) (3 ed.). Ellert&Richter. pp. 347–348. ISBN 3-8319-0179-1. 

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