Georg Schätzel

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Georg Schätzel (seated, right) in the Brüning cabinet (1930)

Georg Schätzel (born May 13, 1875 in Höchstadt an der Aisch ; † November 27, 1934 in Munich ) was a German lawyer , politician ( BVP ) and long-time Reich Minister of Post in the Weimar Republic.

Life and work

After graduating from the New Gymnasium in Bamberg , Schätzel studied law in Munich from 1891 to 1895 and became a member of the Babenbergia Munich fraternity . From 1895 he was a trainee lawyer and passed his assessor examination in 1898. He then worked as a lawyer in Munich. On July 20, 1899 he joined the Bavarian postal administration, in the higher postal service.

In order to make motor vehicles usable for the overland service of the post office, Schätzel acquired the previous technical knowledge in relevant lectures at the Technical University of Munich and in 1901 published his paper Motorposten, Technik undleistungs der today's self-propelled systems and their usability for public transport . This work received a lot of attention, so that in 1904 Schätzel was appointed to the Bavarian State Ministry for Transport Affairs to do preparatory work for the establishment of motorized post lines. The first motor mail line Bad Tölz - Lenggries was opened as early as 1905. Then Schätzel was promoted in quick succession to the Post Council in the Bavarian State Ministry for Transport Affairs (1906), in 1910 to the Oberpostdirektor of the Oberpostdirektion Landshut, 1919 to the Oberpostdirektor of the Oberpostdirektion Munich and in 1919 to the Ministerialrat in the Bavarian State Ministry for Transport Affairs. From 1920 he worked in the Reich Post Ministry , Munich department. From November 22, 1922 to January 29, 1927 he was State Secretary in the Reich Ministry of Post and Head of the Munich Department and from January 29, 1927 to June 1, 1932 Reich Minister of Post.

Schätzel was married and had a son, Bernhard Paul Schätzel (1905–1955), who, after studying philosophy and chemistry in Munich, worked in research and development in the large chemical factories in Saarau, Heinrichshall (Thuringia) and most recently in Rüdersdorf near Berlin was. In 1949 he received the National Prize of the GDR 2nd class "for his achievements in the production of phosphate fertilizers".

Political party

Schätzel was a member of the Bavarian People's Party .

Public offices

Since 1923, Schätzel was State Secretary of the Reich Postal Administration in Munich . From January 1927 to June 1932 he served in the cabinets of Reich Chancellor Wilhelm Marx , Hermann Müller and Heinrich Brüning as Reich Minister of the Post . From February to April 1929 he was also acting head of the Reich Ministry of Transport .


Web links

Commons : Georg Schätzel  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Georg Schätzel at
  2. Eugen Brand: The first 25 years of the new grammar school Bamberg: (1890-1915) . Gärtner, Bamberg 1915, p. 23 ( digitized version ).
  3. Willy Nolte (Ed.): Burschenschafter Stammrolle. List of the members of the German Burschenschaft according to the status of the summer semester 1934. Berlin 1934, p. 417.