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Blank, Theodor

Born: 1905 AD
Died: 1972 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Administrator

1905 – born on the 19th of September in Elz an der Lahn.

1949 – He was a member of the German Bundestag.

1950 – He lead the "Office Blank", officially responsible for affairs relating to the Allied occupying troops, but in reality mainly charged by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer with covertly preparing the re-establishment of a German armed force.

1954 – Opponents of the rearmament prevented him from speaking to public assemblies by yelling and shouting, and lightly wounded him in one instance.

1955-1956 – He served as the first postwar Defence Minister of Germany.

1957 – Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.

1965-1969 – As deputy chief of CDU/CSU-Bundestagsfraktion.

1972 – Died on the 14th of May in Bonn.