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(June 1951)

Who's who in the federal cabinet,   pp. [36]-42 PDF (4.5 MB)


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Organization of German Federal Government
Federal President
Theodor Heuss (FDP)
Duration of Office, five years. Appoints Federal Ministers
upon the proposal of the Chancellor
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FEDERAL
CHANCELLERY
PRESS AND
INFORMATION OFFICE
Fritz Twardowsky
State Secrecroy
for Internal Affairs
Otto Lenz
State Secretary
for Foreign Affairs
Walter Hallstein
OFFICE FOR
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Herbert Blankenhorn
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LIAISON OFFICE TO THE   , CONSULAR   PERSONNEL AND      PROTOCOL
ALLIED HIGH COMMISSION        DEPT.       ORG. DEPT.        DEPT.
Herbert Dittmann      Theo Kordt   Wilhelm Haas    H. v. Herwarth
Federal Chancellor
and Foreign Minister
Konrad Adenauer (CDU)
Vice Chancellor
Franz Bluecher (FDP)
MINISTRIES
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EUROPEAN          INTERIOR           JUSTICE          FINANCE          ECONOMICS
           FOOD              LABOR           TRANSPORT         POSTS AND
         HOUSING           REFUGEES         QUESTIONS
RECOVERY         Robert Lehr      Thomas Dehler     Fritz Schoeffer    Ludwig
Erhard    Wilhelm Niklas     Anton Starch      Hans Christoph    TELECOMMU-
     Eberhard Wildermuth  Hans Lukaschek   INVOLVING
PROGRAM            lCDUl             IFDPI             (CSUI            
 (CDUI             (CSUI             ICDU)            Seebohm          NICATIONS
           IFDPI            (CDUI         THE BUNDESRA
FrOnz Bluecher                                                          
                                                         (DP           Hans
Schuberth                                       Heinrich Hellwem
IFDPi                                                                   
                                                                       (CSUI
                                                 DPI
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE                                RECONSTRUCTION LOAN
CORPORATION                                  BANK OF THE GERMAN STATES
(Appointed by Federcl Minister of Justice and              ChIirmIn, Board
of Directors-Otto Schniewind                  Chairmen, Board of Directors-Karl
Bernord
Cpommntedeb fedraElecMinisero Justice andehaiman Boardoirma-etrs-Otto. schwn
                                         Chasirmant, Board of Diraetrs -Karlhm
B oernr
President - Hermann Weinkauff                            *Deputy President-Wilhelm
Koenneker
STATE PARLIAMENTS
BAVARIA
U.S. ZONE
Hores Ehard
(CSU)
BREMEN
U.S. ZONE
Wilhelm Kaisen
ISPD)
HESSE
U.S. ZONE
Georg August Zinn
1SPB)
WUERTTEMBERG-
BADEN
U.S. ZONE
Reinhold Maier
(DVPI
HAMBURG
BR. ZONE
Max Brauer
lSPDI
LOWER SAXONY         NORTH RHINE-
BR. ZONE          WESTPHALIA
Hinrich Kopf         BR. ZONE
ISPD)            Karl Arnold
lCDUI
SCHLESWIG-          RHINELAND-
HOLSTEIN              PFALZ
BR. ZONE            FR. ZONE
Walter Bartram      Peter Altmaier
(CDUI               ICDUI
BADEN          WUERTTEMBERG-
FR. ZONE        HOHENZOLLERN a
Leo WohIeb         FR. ZONE
ICDU)          Gebhard Mueller
(CDU1
Reproduced from Quarterly Report of Control Commission for Germany, British
Element IMarch 31,19511.
BUNDESTAG (Lower House)
President-Hermann Ehlers (CDU)
Contains 402 members elected by the people of the Federal
Republic for four-year term. Eight Berlin representatives attend
as members without voting rights. The Bundestag may'be dis-
solved by the Federal President on proposal of the Federal
Chancellor within 21 days after it has refused a vote of con-
fidence in the Chancellor, unless it elects a new Chancellor.
Present composition
CDU/CSU .... 142 seats         WAV .     -..-.-.-... 10 seats
SPD  ..       . .131 seats     Z  .t.O........  10 seats
FDP  ...       . 51 seats      DRP .     -..-.-....  4 seats
DP ....          17 seats      BHE and DG  .-.-.  5 seats
KPD  ....        15 seats      Independent . .-.  3 seats
BP ....          13 seats      SSW  .1...... .  I seat
BUNDESRAT (Upper House)
President-Hans Ehard ICSU)
Participates in Federal legislation with limited veto power. No
fixed term. Members appointed and recalled at will by the
governments of the 11 LWender IStates) of the Federal Republic.
Contains 43 delegates from State Governments with block
voting rights as follows:-
Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony hove
five votes each,
Hesse, Rhineland-Pfalz, Schleswig-Holstein and Wuertlem-
berg-Baden have four votes each,
Baden, Bremen, Hamburg and Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern
have three votes each.
Four representatives of Berlin attend without voting rights.
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QUESTIONS
INVOLVING
T    ALL GELRMANY
ae    Jokob Kaiser
(CDUI
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BERLIN
Sends observers
to both Houses
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