Paul von Breitenbach

Paul Justin von Breitenbach (* 6. April 1850 in Danzig; † 10. March 1930 in Bueckeburg) was a Minister for public work in Prussia and considerably involved in the emergence of the citizens of Berlin underground.

After a study of the jurisprudence in Berlin and Leipzig, which he locked 1869, it became 1873 court junior lawyer in Berlin, 1877 Gerichtsassessor. This slow career at the court may have been also a reason for the fact that it 1878 into the royal-Prussian railway administration changed. After its activity in Hanover and Breslau he was involved starting from 1884 responsible in the building of the railroad line Hamburg Berlin. From 1893 to 1895 width brook was a director „of the railway operating office " first again in Hanover, then in Altona. 1896 he became representative of the Prussian Minister for public work in Mainz, in the year after moved he ebenda on the president armchair of the “royally Prussian ones and grossherzoglich hessian railway management”. 1903 pulled width brook to Cologne, where he took over the post of a president of the “royal railway management”. From here realm chancellor Bernhard von Bülow appointed it 1906 as the Minister for public work, a post, which he held until 1916. In this time he was also a chairman of the “realm office for the administration of the realm railways in Elsass Lorraine “. 1909 it became by emperor Wilhelm II. raised into the nobility, he received the medals to 1913 from the black eagle. By May 1916 until November 1917 width brook was a deputy Prime Minister Preussens. To the November revolution it went into pension.

Width brook played a central role with the building of the citizens of Berlin underground, above all the line between the city center and Berlin Dahlem. Therefore also 1913 the width brook place in Berlin Schmargendorf with its U-Bahnhof was designated after it.


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