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BAUER, Gustav Adolf (1870-1940)

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BAUER, Gustav Adolf (1870-1940)

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German History 1806-1945

Gustav Adolf Bauer
6 Jan 1870-16 Sep 1944

trade unionist and statesman. From 1903 he was engaged in the Freie Gewerkschaften and became chairman of the 'general commission' in 1908. In 1918 he entered Max Prinz von Baden's government as secretary of state. In 1919 he was a member of the first government of the Weimar Republic as Reichsminister for labour. In June he succeeded Scheidemann as Reichskanzler (Chancellor), but the evens of the Kapp-Putsch led to his resignation on 26 Mar 1920. Thereafter he was minister of transport in H. Müller cabinet; then minister of the treasury and vice-chancellor in Wirth's government. He was subsequently involved in a case of corruption and withdrew from politics in 1925.

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