Vice Chancellor of Germany

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The Vice Chancellor is the deputy of the Federal Chancellor. He acts for the Chancellor if he cannot act, or if there is no chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is also a federal minister, and in a coalition government is usually the leader of the minority party.

List of Vice Chancellors[change | edit source]

Name Start of Term End of Term Party Portfolio
German Empire
Graf Otto zu Stolberg-Wernigerode 1878 1881
Karl Heinrich von Boetticher 1881 1897
Arthur Graf von Posadowsky-Wehner 1897 1907
Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg 1907 1909
Clemens von Delbrück 1909 1916
Karl Helfferich 1916 1917
Friedrich von Payer 1917 1918
Weimar Republic
Eugen Schiffer (1860 – 1954) 13 February 1919 19 April 1919 DDP
Bernhard Dernburg (1865 – 1937) 30 April 1919 20 Juni 1919 DDP
Matthias Erzberger (1875 – 1921) 21 June 1919 3 October 1919 Centre Party
Eugen Schiffer (1860 – 1954) 3 October 1919 27 March 1920 DDP
Erich Koch-Weser (1875 – 1944) 27 March 1920 21 June 1920 DDP
Rudolf Heinze (1865 – 1928) 25 June 1920 4 May 1921 German People's Party
Gustav Bauer (1870 – 1944) 10 May 1921 14 November 1922 SPD
Robert Schmidt (1864 – 1943) 13 August 1923 3 November 1923 SPD
Karl Jarres (1874 – 1951) 30 November 1923 15 December 1924 DVP
Oskar Hergt (1869 – 1967) 28 January 1927 12 June 1928 German National People's Party
Hermann Dietrich (1879 – 1954) 30 March 1930 30 May 1932 DStP
Franz von Papen (1879 – 1969) 30 January 1933 1 July 1934 no party
Federal Republic of Germany
Franz Blücher (1896 – 1959) 20 September 1949 29 October 1957 FDP/FVP Marshall Plan
Ludwig Erhard (1897 – 1977) 29 October 1957 16 October 1963 CDU Economics
Erich Mende (1916 – 1998) 17 October 1963 28 October 1966 FDP Intra-German Relations
Hans-Christoph Seebohm
(1903 – 1967)
8 November 1966 30 November 1966 CDU Transport
Willy Brandt (1913 – 1992) 1 December 1966 20 October 1969 SPD Foreign Minister
Walter Scheel (b. 1919) 21 October 1969 16 May 1974 FDP Foreign Minister
Hans-Dietrich Genscher (b. 1927) 17 May 1974 17 September 1982 FDP Foreign Minister
Egon Franke (1913 – 1995) 17 September 1982 1 October 1982 SPD Intra-German Relations
Hans-Dietrich Genscher (b. 1927) 1 October 1982 17 May 1992 FDP Foreign Minister
Jürgen Möllemann (1945 – 2003) 18 May 1992 21 January 1993 FDP Economics
Klaus Kinkel (b. 1936) 21 January 1993 26 October 1998 FDP Foreign Minister
Joschka Fischer (b. 1948) 27 October 1998 22 November 2005 Green Foreign Minister
Franz Müntefering (b. 1940) 22 November 2005 21 November 2007 SPD Labour and Social Affairs
Frank-Walter Steinmeier (b. 1956) 21 November 2007 27 October 2009 SPD Foreign Minister
Guido Westerwelle (b. 1961) 28 October 2009 13 May 2012 FDP Foreign Minister

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