Fritz Neumayer

Fritz Neumayer (* 29. July 1884 in Kaiserslautern; † 12. April 1973 in Munich) was a German politician (FDP, late FVP).

It was from 1947 to 1948 Ministers for economics and traffic of the country Rhineland-Palatinate, of 1952 to 1953 Federal Ministers for housebuilding and from 1953 to 1956 Federal Ministers of the law.

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training and occupation

after the Abitur began Neumayer first a studythe medicine, completed then however a study of the jurisprudence in peppering castle, Berlin, Leipzig and Strasbourg, which it with first and 1910 with the second legal state examination terminated. Peppering castle it occurred the student connection Corps Rhenania. Since 1911 were it as an attorney in Kaiserslautern actively. 1945 it was appointed as the president of the regional court Kaiserslautern. After its separating from the office for Minister Neumayer became only a supervisory board chairman of the “Pfaff AG “, late honorary chairman of the supervisory board.


Neumayer comes of to an old-established pfälzischen lawyer family alsoliberal tradition. Already its grandfather and its father sat for the national liberals in the Bavarian parliament. Its large uncle, who is considered to scientist George von Neumayer, as a founder of Antarctic - of the research.

Neumayer was married and had four children.

a party

after the end of the The Second World War occurred it the FDP. Neumeyer belonged with Thomas's Dehler and Alfred Onnen to the party-internal commission of inquiry, which examined the Naumann affair of 1952. At the beginning of of 1956 it left the liberals with the other FDP Federal Ministers and became member of the again-created free people's party (FVP), alsowhich it already followed after a good year of the DP.


Neumayer was 1946 member of the advisory state meeting of Rhineland-Palatinate and was then from 1947 to 1951 member of the federal state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate.

From 1949 to 1957 it was member of the GermanFederal daily.

public offices

of 9. July 1947 up to 9. April 1948 was Neumayer Minister for economics and traffic of the country Rhineland-Palatinate in the federal state government led by Prime Minister Peter Altmeier.

To 19. July 1952 it became as a successor of the deceased Eberhard Wildermuth as Federal Ministers for housebuilding into the Federal Government led of Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer appoint.

After the election to the Bundestag 1953 it became to 20. October 1953 appointed the Federal Minister of the law. In this function it engaged itself particularly for a penal reform. In the course of a cabinet reorganizationit separated to 16. October 1956 from the Federal Government, because the eight years older Adenauer Neumayer kept for too old for this office.

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