Rupert Scholz

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Rupert Scholz
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German Federal Minister of Defence
In office
18 May 1988 – 21 April 1989
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Manfred Wörner
Succeeded by Gerhard Stoltenberg
Member of the German Bundestag
In office
20 December 1990 – 17 October 2002
Personal details
Born (1937-05-23) 23 May 1937 (age 81)
Berlin, Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union (1983–present)
Alma mater Free University of Berlin;
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Occupation Professor for Public Law

Rupert Scholz (born 23 May 1937 in Berlin) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union.


Scholz was a law professor before assuming ministerial role.[1] He was the federal minister of defence from 1988 to 1989 in the cabinet led by the then prime minister Helmut Kohl.[2] Gerhard Stoltenberg succeeded him in the post in the cabinet reshuffle.[2] Scholz also served as Berlin senator.[2]

In 2007, Scholz stated that Germany should strive to become a nuclear power.[3]


  1. ^ Williams, Carol J. (13 April 1989). "Defense Minister Fired in Cabinet Shake-Up; Eight Posts Changed". AP. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Tuohy, William (14 April 1989). "Kohl Shuffles Cabinet to Aid Image Before Election". Los Angeles Times. Bonn. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Tagesspiegel: Ex-Minister: Atomwaffen für Deutschland 27 January 2007 (in German)
Political offices
Preceded by
Manfred Wörner
Federal Minister of Defence (Germany)
Succeeded by
Gerhard Stoltenberg