Erwin Niermann

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Erwin Niermann (born June 23, 1929 in Hagen ( Westphalia ); † June 8, 2004 in Ahrenshoop ) was a German administrative officer and local politician of the SPD .

From 1972 to 1991 he was City Director of the City of Minden .


After completing his dissertation at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster, Erwin Niermann had been doing a doctorate in administrative law since 1961. In 1972 the Social Democrat was elected city director by the City Council of Minden.

At the beginning of his tenure, Niermann had to carry out the results of the municipal reorganization of 1973 in Minden. During his tenure, the urban redevelopment and redesign of the Minden city center was continued and completed. He realized the project “Bildungszentrum Weingarten”, in which a modern educational facility for the adult education center and the Minden city library was built on a former factory site in 1985. The fundamental reorganization of the Minden school landscape in the 1980s with the establishment of a comprehensive school and the merging of two high schools also fell during his term of office. After its expiry, Niermann left the Minden city administration on December 31, 1991.

From 1992 to 1997 he worked as a lawyer at the law firm Dr. Eick and Partner work in Dresden . In the years after reunification he acted as a legal advisor to numerous East German municipalities.

In 1997 the shareholders' meeting of the newly founded Minden Marketing Gesellschaft appointed him managing director, and Niermann remained in this position until 2000. On June 8, 2004, he died in Ahrenshoop.

Erwin Niermann was married, his son Ralf Niermann (SPD) was elected district administrator for the Minden-Lübbecke district on May 27, 2007 .


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