Hans-Christoph Seebohm
Hans-Christoph Seebohm (4 August 1903 in Emanuelssegen
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, Upper Silesia
Upper Silesia
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 – 17 September 1967 in Bonn
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) was a German
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 politician of the nationalist(Deutsche Partei
German Party
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 and later the conservative CDU
Christian Democratic Union (Germany)
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He was a member of Lower Saxony's
Lower Saxony
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 from 1946 until 1951, and from 1949 until his death he was a member of the Bundestag for the constituency of Harburg
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. From 1946 until 1948 he held the office of Minister for Reconstruction, Labour and Health in Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf's
Hinrich Wilhelm Kopf
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 Lower Saxon state government. From 20 September 1949 until 30 November 1966 he served as Federal Minister for Transport, firstly under Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
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, then under Ludwig Erhard
Ludwig Erhard
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, under whom he ultimately, but briefly, served as Vice-Chancellor. When the grand coalition
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 took office, he left the cabinet, having served as a federal minister for seventeen years, a record beaten only by Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Hans-Dietrich Genscher
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 of the FDP.
He questioned the borders of Germany, going as far as to rejecting the border of 1937 Nazi Germany as base of any border revision and stating that Germans should never forget about territories lost after First World War in Versailles Treaty, while at the same time demanding restoration of Munich Agreement
Munich Agreement
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