Gerhard proud mountain

Gerhard proud mountain (* 29. September 1928 in Kiel; † 23. November 2001 in Bonn bath Godesberg) was a German politician (CDU).

He was from 1965 to 1969 Federal Ministers for scientific research, from 1971 to 1982 an Prime Minister of the country Schleswig-Holstein, from 1982 to 1989 Federal Ministers of finances and from 1989 to 1992 Federal Ministers of the defense.

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lives and occupation

1944 became proud mountaincall up into the armed forces. War participation followed and - gefangenschaft. Afterwards it existed 1949 the Abitur and began then a study of history, sociology and philosophy in Kiel, which it 1954 with the graduation to the Dr. phil. with the work German Reichstag terminated 1871-1873.He worked then as a scientific assistant on the University of Kiel. After effected Habilitation with the work political currents in the schleswig holsteinischen land people 1918 - 1933 it became 1962 private lecturer. 1965 as well as 1969/70 he was a director with the Friedrich Krupp GmbH in meals.

Proud mountain was married Evangelist faith, and had two children. It became to 19. January 1973 with the large cross with star and shoulder volume of the Order of Merit honoured.

a party

since 1947 was proud mountain member of the CDU. From 1955 to 1961 he was Federal leader that Recent union. 1955 it became in addition first deputy chairmen, from 1971 to 1989 was finally it regional chairman of the CDU in Schleswig-Holstein. In this function it came to its entrance into the Federal Government under Helmut Kohl 1982 tensions with its successor, which can be grown, asPrime Minister, Uwe Barschel.

Since 1969 it was also member in the presidency of the CDU Germany.


from 1954 to 1957 as well as from 1971 to 1982 he was state parliament delegate in Schleswig-Holstein. Was from 1954 to 1957 it deputy chairmen of the committee for youth problems.Starting from 1971 it represented the constituency Eckernförde in the federal state parliament.

From 1957 to 1971 as well as from 1983 to 1998 he was member of the German federal daily. From 1969 to 1971 he dressed the office of the deputy chairman of the CDU CSU - Bundestag faction. Until 1971 representedit there the constituency Schleswig - Eckernförde and starting from 1983 the constituency Rendsburg Eckernförde.

Proud mountain participated in all Federal President elections between 1959 and 1999 . It otherwise always belonged to the Presidential Election Council 1974, 1979 and 1999 as a member selected by the Schleswig Holsteini federal state parliament and in its characteristicas a member of the German federal daily on.

public offices

after the election to the Bundestag 1965 it became to 26. October 1965 of Federal Chancellor Ludwig Erhard into the office of the Federal Minister for scientific research appoint. It kept this office also in the time of the large coalition under Federal Chancellors briefly George Kiesinger. After the election to the Bundestag 1969 it separated to 21. October 1969 from the Federal Government.

To 24. May 1971 he was selected to the Prime Minister of the country Schleswig-Holstein. In this characteristic it was from the 1. November 1977 up to 31. October 1978 Upper House of Parliament president.

After the turn in Bonn proud mountain became to 4. October 1982 as Federal Ministers of finances into the Federal Government led of Helmut Kohl appoint. On the occasion of a cabinet reorganization proud mountain 21 changed. April 1989 into the office of the Federal Minister of the defense. After a disputedSupply of tanks to Turkey took over proud mountain the responsibility and stepped to 31. March 1992 of the office of the Federal Minister of the defense back.

From 1996 to its death he was a first chairman of the Kuratoriums of the federaldirect petrol of Bismarck donation in Friedrichsruh in the Saxonia forest.


  • Hanns Ulrich Pusch, Gerhard proud mountain: Haven-guesses/advises. Lutzeyer, joy city 1971.

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