Hans Luther

Hans Luther
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Chancellor of Germany
In office
15 January 1925 – 12 May 1926
PresidentPaul von Hindenburg
Preceded byWilhelm Marx
Succeeded byWilhelm Marx
Personal details
Born(1879-03-10)10 March 1879
Berlin, Prussia, German Empire
Died11 May 1962(1962-05-11) (aged 83)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Political partyNone
ProfessionLawyer, politician, diplomat

Hans Luther (About this sound listen ) (10 March 1879 – 11 May 1962) was a German politician and Chancellor of Germany for 482 days in 1925 to 1926. As Minister of Finance he helped stabilize the Mark during the hyperinflation of 1923. From 1930 to 1933, Luther was head of the Reichsbank and from 1933 to 1937 he served as German ambassador to Washington.

Early life

Hans Luther was born in Berlin on 10 March 1879 into a Lutheran family as the son of Otto (1848-1912), a well-off merchant, and Wilhelmine Luther (née Hübner).[1][2]

After attaining the Abitur at the Leibniz-Gymnasium/Berlin, Luther studied law at Geneva, Kiel and Berlin from 1897-1901. His teachers included Otto von Gierke, Franz von Liszt, Heinrich Brunner, Gustav von Schmoller and Hugo Preuss. In 1904, Luther was awarded a Dr.jur. for his dissertation Die Zuständigkeit des Bundesrats zur Entscheidung von Thronstreitigkeiten innerhalb des Deutschen Reiches. He passed the Assessor exam in 1906 and worked in the Prussian administration, in 1906/07 at the city council of Charlottenburg, now a part of Berlin.[1]

Luther was married twice. From 1907-1924 to Gertrud (née Schmidt, 1880-1924) and from 1953 to Gertrud Sioli (née Mautz). He had three daughters from his first marriage.[1]

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