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Order: 18th Chancellor of Germany
Term of Office: January 15, 1925 - May 12, 1926
Predecessor: Wilhelm Marx
Successor: Wilhelm Marx
Date of Birth: 10 March 1885
Date of Death: 11 May 1962
Political Party: DVP
Profession: lawyer

Hans Luther (10 March 188511 May 1962) was a German politician and former Chancellor of Germany.

Luther started in politics in 1907 by becoming the town councillor in Magdeburg. He continued on becoming secretary of the German Städtetag in 1913 and then mayor of Essen in 1918. In December 1922, Chancellor Wilhelm Cuno appointed Luther minister of Food and Agriculture.

He kept his position in 1924 when Wilhelm Marx become Chancelor. In 1925, he was appointed Chancellor of Germany, but Marx resumed office the following year. Luther also briefly served as acting President of Germany following the death of Frederick Ebert.

Luther's political career didn't end here, though. In 1930, Hans Luther was made president of Reichsbank. Soon after he was made German ambassador to the United States, a position he held from 1933 to 1937, after which he retired. After the second world war, Luther came out of retirement to become an advisor for the new government.

Hans Luther's First Cabinet, January - December 1925

Changes

  • October 26, 1925 - Schiele, Schlieben, and Neuhaus resign from the Cabinet. They are replaced on an acting basis by Gessler (who remains also Defense Minister) at Interior, Luther (who remains also Chancellor) at Finance, and Krohne (who remains also Transport Minister) at Economics.
  • November 21, 1925 - Frenken resigns as Justice Minister and is replaced on a temporary basis by Chancellor Luther

Luther's Second Cabinet (January - May 1926)

Preceded by:
Wilhelm Marx
Chancellor of Germany
1925–1926
Followed by:
Wilhelm Marx
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