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Roman Herzog (1994 - 1999)

Bundespräsident Roman Herzog am Rednerpult © BPA

1934Born on 5 April in Landshut
1957Passed first state law examination after reading law in Munich
1958Completed a doctorate in Munich
1958-1964Academic assistant at the University of Munich
1961Passed second state law examination
1964-1966Lecturer at the University of Munich
1966-1969Professor of constitutional law and political science at the Free University of Berlin
1969-1973Professor of political science at the College of Administrative Sciences in Speyer; 1971/72 Vice-Chancellor
1971-1980Chairman of the Chamber for Public Responsibility of the Evangelical Church in Germany
Since 1972Member of the Synod of the Evangelical Church in Germany
1973-1978Commissioner of Land Rhineland-Palatinate to the Federation
1978-1980Minister of Culture and Sport of Land Baden-Württemberg
1978-1983Chairman of the Association of Protestant Members of the CDU/CSU
1980-1983Member of the parliament of Land Baden-Württemberg and Minister of the Interior of that Land
1983-1987Vice-President of the Federal Constitutional Court
1987-1994President of the Federal Constitutional Court
1994-1999Federal President
2017Died on 10 January in Jagsthausen

Roman Herzog was Protestant. In 1959 he married Christiane Krauß, a home economics teacher, who died on 19 June 2000. She devoted her time to those suffering from the metabolic disorder cystic fibrosis and set up the Christiane Herzog Foundation. The couple had two sons. His second wife was Alexandra Freifrau von Berlichingen, née von Vultejus.

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Büro Bundespräsident a.D. Prof. Dr. Roman Herzog
Im Stahlbühl 20
74074 Heilbronn

Tel. +49 7131 3952160
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