Fritz Preuss

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Fritz Preuss (born July 4, 1935 in Berlin ) is a German university professor and politician ( SPD ).

Life and work

After graduating from high school in Berlin in 1954, Preuss studied chemistry at the Free University of Berlin . In 1962 he obtained his diploma, two years later he received his doctorate and in 1969 he received his habilitation. He then worked at Merck in Darmstadt and was a lecturer at the Ruhr University in Bochum . In 1971 he was appointed professor at the newly founded University of Trier-Kaiserslautern and in 1972 he helped to establish the chemistry department in Kaiserslautern .


Preuss joined the SPD in 1966 and was elected to the city ​​council of Bad Dürkheim in 1972, where he chaired the SPD parliamentary group from 1977 to 1996. From 1979 to 1998 he was a member of the Rhineland-Palatinate state parliament . There he was Vice President of the State Parliament from 1987 to 1991 and then Deputy Chairman of the SPD parliamentary group until 1998.


In 1991 Preuss was awarded the Leibniz Medal of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz .


  • Markus Schäfer: Data handbook on the history of the Landtag Rhineland-Palatinate 1947-2003 . Mainz 2005, ISBN 3-7758-1405-3
  • Fritz Preuss , in: Internationales Biographisches Archiv 13/1987 of March 16, 1987, in the Munzinger archive ( beginning of article freely accessible)