Hans Luther

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Hans Luther
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18th Chancellor of Germany
9th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic
In office
15 January 1925 – 12 May 1926
PresidentFriedrich Ebert, Hans Luther (acting), Walter Simons (acting), Paul von Hindenburg
Preceded byWilhelm Marx
Succeeded byWilhelm Marx
President of the German Reich (acting)
In office
28 February 1925 – 12 March 1925
Preceded byFriedrich Ebert
Succeeded byWalter Simons (acting)
Personal details
Born(1879-03-10)10 March 1879
Died11 May 1962(1962-05-11) (aged 83)
Political partyNone

Hans Luther (10 March 1879 – 11 May 1962) was a German politician. He was a Chancellor of Germany.

Luther was born in Berlin and started in politics by becoming a town councillor in Magdeburg. From 1918 to 1922 he was mayor of Essen.

In 1922 he became government minister of food and agriculture, and in 1925 Minister of Finance.

From January 1925 to May 1926 he was Chancellor. During a brief period he was also acting President.

Luther ran the Reichsbank from 1930 to 1933 and later became ambassador to the United States from 1933 to 1937.