Lothar Späth

Lothar Späth (* 16. November 1937 in sigma rings, Baden-Wuerttemberg) is a German politician (CDU) and manager.

After the attendance of the national administration school Stuttgart it 1965 assigning to and financial adviser of the city Bietigheim Bissingen became. 1967he was selected there to the mayor. From 1970 to 1974 he was a managing director of the new homeland in Stuttgart and Hamburg and until 1977 also in the executive committee and/or. Supervisory board of the company Baresel in Stuttgart.

1968 for the first time as a delegate into the federal state parliamentselected, Lothar Späth already 1972 of chairmen became the CDU parliamentary group in the federal state parliament of Baden-Wuerttemberg. After it had deflected several times offices for Minister offered by Prime Minister Filbinger to it, it was appointed 1978 the Minister of the Interior.

After the resignation from Hans Filbinger because ofthe 'affair Filbinger 'Lothar Späth became finally to 30. August 1978 to the fifth Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg selected. From 1979 to 1991 it was following regional chairmen of the CDU of Baden-Wuerttemberg, their honorary chairman, as well as from 1981 to 1989 of deputy Federal leadersthis party. It was periodical as an Prime Minister of Baden-Wuerttemberg of the 1. November 1984 up to 31. October 1985 Upper House of Parliament president.

Späth could defend 1980, 1984 and 1988 in each case the absolute majority of the CDU with the elections of the federal parliament, while the other partiesstagnated. As an Prime Minister it advanced the economic development of the country and received for economic success the pointed name “Cleverle”. After Späth in connection with the so-calleddream ship affair “with holiday trips had been accused, he stepped to 13. January 1991 of its office as a head of the government back. Its successor became the CDU leader of the parliamentary group of Baden-Wuerttemberg Erwin devil.

Späth became in June a 1991 managing director of the Jenoptik GmbH in Jena (in former times Carl Zeiss Jena) and led these in January 1996as a chairman of the board under the designation Jenoptik AG to the stock exchange. Its activity ended there in June 2003. In April 1996 Späth became a president industrie and of the Chamber of Commerce east Thuringia in Gera.

Since September 1992 it carries the title Royally Norwegian Consul General for Thuringia and Saxonia-Anhalt.

From 1997 to 2001 it moderated the weekly discussion transmission Späth in the evening on n-tv.

In the election to the Bundestag fight 2002 was Späth as shade ministers of economics Mitglied in the shade cabinet of the candidate for the chancellorship Edmund Stoiber.

InMay 2005 he became a chairman of the management of the Investmentbank Merrill Lynch for Germany and Austria.

Lothar Späth is married and has a son and a daughter.

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