Anton Drexler

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Anton Drexler
Chairman of the DAP
In office
Preceded byKarl Harrer
Succeeded byAdolf Hitler
Personal details
Born(1884-06-13)13 June 1884
Munich, Germany
Died24 February 1942(1942-02-24) (aged 57)
Munich, Germany
Political partyDAP

Anton Drexler (13 June 1884 – 24 February 1942) was a German nationalist and socialist political leader of the 1920s.

He was instrumental in the formation of the pan-German and anti-Semitic German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - DAP), the antecedent of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP).

Drexler served as mentor to Adolf Hitler during his early days in politics and helped in making and developing the NSDAP 25 points manifesto when when the Nazi Party was founded in 1920.

After retiring from politics Dexler died in Munich in February 1942 after a lengthy illness due to alcoholism.