Hans Luther

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Hans Luther
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)
Düsseldorf,North Rhine-Westphalia,West Germany
Political partyNone

Hans Luther (10 March 1879 – 11 May 1962) was a German politician. He was a Chancellor of Germany.[1] a law of July 1925 extended workmen's compensation coverage to all accidents from and to places of work, and vocational care was introduced that same month. In addition, a decree of May 1925 established compensation for occupational diseases.<ref>

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.[2]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lawrence, Weisz (1998). Greater Than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine, 1920-1950. ISBN 9780195109047.
  2. "Biografie Hans Luther (German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 19 January 2015.