Hans Luther

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Hans Luther
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-09361, Hans Luther.jpg
18th Chancellor of Germany
9th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic
In office
15 January 1925 – 12 May 1926
President Friedrich Ebert, Hans Luther (acting), Walter Simons (acting), Paul von Hindenburg
Preceded by Wilhelm Marx
Succeeded by Wilhelm Marx
President of the German Reich (acting)
In office
28 February 1925 – 12 March 1925
Preceded by Friedrich Ebert
Succeeded by Walter Simons (acting)
Personal details
Born (1879-03-10)10 March 1879
Berlin
Died 11 May 1962(1962-05-11) (aged 83)
Düsseldorf
Political party None
Profession Lawyer

Hans Luther (10 March 1879 – 11 May 1962) was a German politician. He was among others 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 was heading the Reichsbank from 1930 to 1933 and subsequently being ambassador in the United States from 1933 to 1937.