Georg von Wolfram

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Georg von Wolfram (born January 1, 1851 in Kemnath , † February 26, 1923 in Augsburg ) was a German politician in Bavaria. From 1900 to 1919 he was mayor (from 1907 mayor) of the city of Augsburg. As councilor and mayor of the city, he was instrumental in founding the Augsburg Adult Education Center.


After studying law in 1876, Georg Wolfram initially worked in the administrative service of the government in Regensburg , later he became a local judge and public prosecutor, including at the district and regional court in Munich. In 1888 he became legal counsel in the Munich city administration . In 1900 he was elected First Mayor of Augsburg and confirmed in 1904. From 1907 he was Lord Mayor. For his services he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Bavarian Crown in 1914 and thus the personal nobility as Knight of Wolfram. Wolfram was a Privy Councilor and temporarily chairman of the Bavarian City Council and a member of the board of the German City Council. During his term of office, the incorporations fell between 1910 and 1916, as well as the First World War, which put a heavy financial burden on the city and the municipal association. In May 1919 he resigned together with his deputy Franz Gentner .

As mayor, Wolfram founded the Augsburg Adult Education Center in 1904 . Furthermore, the Wolframviertel with simple residential buildings for textile workers as well as churches, schools and kindergartens, in which Wolframstrasse bears his name, was built during his tenure as a “city within the city” .


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