Max Seydewitz
Max Seydewitz was a German
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

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Social Democratic Party of Germany
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, SAPD and SED
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
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) and Minister-President
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 in East Germany).

Born in Forst (Lausitz), Seydewitz was the oldest oldest former Minister-President of Germany from November 26, 1985 to May 5, 1991 preceded by Hans Ehard
Hans Ehard
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 and succeeded by Bruno Diekmann
Bruno Diekmann
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. If you only count the Ministers-President of the GDR he was oldest from August 1981 to October 8, 1991; preceded by Karl Steinhoff
Karl Steinhoff
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 and succeeded by Werner Bruschke
Werner Bruschke
Werner Bruschke was an East German politician and member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany. He was Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt from August 13, 1949 until the state was abolished on July 23, 1952.From 1933 he worked as tobacco goods dealer and later an insurance agent...


Seydewitz died in 1987 in Dresden
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