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Waldemar Koch (1945)
|Born||25 September 1880
Bad Harzburg, Duchy of Brunswick, Germany
|Died||15 May 1963
He was born in Bad Harzburg, Duchy of Brunswick. Koch studied Economics, Philosophy and History at Berlin He received a doctorate in 1907 for a dissertation entitled "Consolidation in the German Electrical Indudstry" ("Konzentration in der dt. Elektroindustrie"). Between 1907 and 1910 he undertook an extensive study tour that included Russia, China and the United States.
During World War I he was served in the German army. In 1918 he joined the German Democratic Party (Deutsche Demokratische Partei). Between the wars he worked as an economist and professor on the Technical University of Berlin.
After World War II he co-founded the Liberal Democratic Party of Germany (LDPD) in the Soviet Occupied Zone (SBZ). In 1945 he was briefly the Chairman of the LDPD, but the Soviets forced him to resign after a few months. He opposed the land reform plans of the Soviet authorities and the Socialist Unity Party (SED).
Until 1948 Koch was a member of the LDPD's executive committee.
- Helmut Müller-Enbergs. "Koch, Waldemar * 25.9.1880, † 15.5.1963 Vorsitzender der LDPD". Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur: Biographische Datenbanken. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
|Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party of Germany