Dollinger, Werner - from Germany
Country of meeting: in the year 1975
Politician and economist, a member of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). He served as Federal Minister for the Treasury from 1962 to 1966, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation in 1966, Federal Minister for Post and Telecommunications from 1966 to 1969, and as Federal Minister of Transport from 1982 to 1987.
On 14 December 1962 Dollinger was appointed Federal Minister for the Treasury in the last cabinet of Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, an office he retained under Adenauer's successor Ludwig Erhard. In 1966 he also served as Minister for Economic Cooperation, after Minister Walter Scheel and his FDP cabinet colleagues had resigned. In the succeeding grand coalition cabinet of Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Dollinger was appointed Federal Minister for Post and Telecommunications. He lost his office when Willy Brandt formed the social–liberal coalition after the 1969 federal elections.
At the 1953 federal elections, Dollinger was elected to the West German Bundestag parliament. He joined the CDU/CSU group executive committee, became vice chairman in 1957 and head of the CSU regional group in 1961. Re-elected several times, he remained a Bundestag MP until 1990. In 1956 he also joined the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community.
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