Ursula Lehr 2008
|Minister of Youth, Family, Women and Health|
1989 – December 1990
|Preceded by||Rita Suessmuth|
|Born||1930 (age 85–86)
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union|
|Alma mater||University of Frankfurt/Main
University of Bonn
Ursula Lehr (born 1930) is a German academic, age researcher and politician who served as federal minister of youth, family, women and health from 1989 to 1990. She was also a member of the Bundestag.
Early life and education
Lehr is an academic. She was a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). In a cabinet reshuffle on 9 April 1989 Lehr became federal minister of youth, family, women and health in the cabinet led by Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Lehr replaced popular politician Rita Suessmuth in the aforementioned post. Lehr's term lasted until December 1990 when she resigned from office due to harsh criticisms since she was not very successful and popular. Lehr served at the Bundestag from 1990 to 1991. After leaving politics, she returned to her teaching post.
Lehr is the founder of the German centre for research on aging (DZFA) at the University of Heidelberg that was established in 1995 and headed the centre until 1998. She also served as the chair of the German society of gerontology and geriatrics from 1997 to 1998. She was elected the head of the BAGSO (German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organisations) in 2009. She was reelected to the post in October 2012 for further three years. She is also the honorary president of the BAGSO.
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