Theodor Waigel

Theodor Waigel (* 22. April 1939 in Oberrohr, Swabia) is a German politician (CSU).

Dr. Theodor Waigel (CSU)
Dr. Theodor Waigel (CSU)

it was from 1989 to 1998 Federal Ministers of finances.

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and occupation after the Abitur in Krumbach 1959 a study of on the right of and political sciences in Munich and peppering castle, which he 1963 with first and 1967 with the second legal state examinationterminated. Likewise 1967 took place its graduation to the Dr. iur. with the work the constitutional order of the Germans in particular the Bavarian agriculture. It was then active as Gerichtsassessor with the public prosecutor's office at the regional court Munich I. it changed 1969 as a personal adviser of the undersecretary of state into thatBavarian Department of State of finances. From 1970 to 1972 he was then a personal adviser of the Bavarian Minister of State for economics and traffic.


Theodor Waigel is married in second marriage with Irene Epple and has three children.

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it is memberthe CSU. From 1971 to 1975 he was regional chairman of the boys union in Bavaria. Were from 1973 to 1988 it in addition chairman of the principle commission of the CSU. Since 1970 it was member in the CSU regional-level party council as well as since 1983 in the presidency of the CSU. 1987 /88 were it CSU district chairmen of Swabia. By November 1988 until January 1999 he was then a chairman of the CSU.


from 1966 to 1972 it was member in the Kreistag of Krumbach. From 1972 to 2002 it was then member of the German federal daily. Here was it from 1978 to 1980 chairman of the CDU /CSU- Bundestag faction in the committee for economics. By December 1980 until October 1982 he was then a chairman of the working group economics as well as politico-economic speaker of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. In October 1982 he became then a chairman of the CSU regional committee in the German Bundestagselected. In it he dressed at the same time the office of the first deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. In April 1989 it laid down these offices. Theodor Waigel was last (14. Electoral period) with 54,8% of the voices of directly selected delegates of the constituency new Ulm.

Public offices

in the course of a cabinet reorganization it became to 21. April 1989 into the Federal Government into the office of the Federal Minister of finances, led by Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl , appoint. After the election to the Bundestag 1998 it separated to 26. October 1998 from the government.

The designation “Euro “for the European currency decreases/goes back on suggestion brought in by Waigel in December 1995 in the European advice.

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