Born: Mar 24, 1958 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
1958 - Born on the 24th of March in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
1979 - He became the youngest person to hold the office of chair of the CDU youth group in the Main-Taunus district.
1983 - 1987 - He was vice-chair of the federal youth organization of the CDU.
1985 - He completed his studies to become a lawyer.
1987 - He was elected to the legislature of Hesse.
1989 - 1997 - He was also a member of the Main-Taunus district council and parliamentary leader of the CDU group.
1991 - 1983 - Became vice-chair of the CDU parliamentary group.
1993 - He was a city council member in his hometown of Eschborn.
1998 - He has also been chair of the Hessian state party.
1999 - He has been prime minister of Hesse.
2003 - In the state elections, he received the best result that the CDU ever had in Hesse.
2006 - Since November, he is vice chief of CDU.
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