|18th Chancellor of Germany|
9th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic
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)|
28 February 1925 – 12 March 1925
|Preceded by||Friedrich Ebert|
|Succeeded by||Walter Simons (acting)|
|Born||10 March 1879|
|Died||11 May 1962 (aged 83)|
Düsseldorf,North Rhine-Westphalia,West Germany
Hans Luther (10 March 1879 – 11 May 1962) was a German politician. He was a Chancellor of Germany. 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>
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]
- Lawrence, Weisz (1998). Greater Than the Parts: Holism in Biomedicine, 1920-1950. ISBN 9780195109047.
- "Biografie Hans Luther (German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 19 January 2015.