Dietrich Austermann

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Dietrich Austermann (2007)

Dietrich Austermann (born October 22, 1941 in Berlin ) is a German politician ( CDU ). From 1982 to 2005 he was a member of the German Bundestag and from 2005 to July 9, 2008 Minister for Science, Economics and Transport of the State of Schleswig-Holstein .

Life and work

After graduating from high school in 1962, Austermann studied law at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Münster , which he completed in 1967 with the first state examination and in 1971 with the second state examination . Then he worked as a research assistant for the CDU parliamentary group in Hamburg until 1974 . He was also a lawyer and notary from 1972 to 1974 . He has been admitted to the bar again since 1985.

Dietrich Austermann is married and has four children.

Political party

He has been a member of the CDU since 1971. From 1987 to 2000 he was chairman and since 2000 he has been honorary chairman of the CDU district association Steinburg .


Austermann moved up on April 16, 1982 for the resigned MP Olaf Baron von Wrangel in the Bundestag and was then a member of the German Bundestag until his resignation on May 4, 2005 . Since 1998 he has been chairman of the Schleswig-Holstein regional group and the budget working group of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group .

Dietrich Austermann entered the Bundestag in 1982, 1998 and 2002 via the Schleswig-Holstein state list and otherwise always as a directly elected member of the constituency Steinburg - Dithmarschen-Süd .

Public offices

From 1974 to 1977 he was the full-time mayor of the municipality of Barsbüttel / Stormarn and from 1977 to 1981 of Brunsbüttel / Dithmarschen . From 1981 to 1982 he was city ​​director and treasurer of the city of Göttingen .

From April 27, 2005 to July 9, 2008, he was a member of the Cabinet of the Grand Coalition in Schleswig-Holstein, headed by Prime Minister Peter Harry Carstensen (CDU), as Minister for Science, Economics and Transport. At the age of 66, he voluntarily resigned as minister during the electoral term. Werner Marnette was his successor .


In August 2010 Austermann positioned himself as one of 40 prominent signatories of the Energy Policy Appeal , an initiative of the four large electricity companies to promote the extension of the service life of German nuclear power plants.


He received the Cross of Merit 1st Class in February 2006.

See also


Web links

Commons : Dietrich Austermann  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence