Gerhard Müller (judge, 1912)

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Gerhard Müller (1970)
Gerhard Maria Müller (center), 1980

Gerhard Maria Müller (born December 10, 1912 in Limburg an der Lahn ; † November 14, 1997 in Hofheim am Taunus ) was a German lawyer and President of the Federal Labor Court .


The son of a saddler passed his Abitur at the grammar school in Limburg an der Lahn in 1931 and studied philosophy , history and law at the University of Frankfurt am Main . In 1935 he passed the first state examination in law and in 1939 the two state examination in law. In 1942 he received his doctorate in Frankfurt.

During the Second World War , he did military service from late 1942 to July 1944. Then Assessor Müller was employed as a lawyer for a district administration until 1945. From April 1945 to September 1946 he was head of the employment office in Limburg an der Lahn.

Subsequently, Gerhard Müller was appointed the first President of the Hessian State Labor Court in Frankfurt / Main, which was founded on October 1, 1946 . On April 12, 1954, he became judge of the newly established Federal Labor Court and initially worked as Senate President and permanent deputy to the President. On February 26, 1963 he was appointed President of the Federal Labor Court, succeeding Hans Carl Nipperdey . Müller took over the chairmanship of the First Senate , which is primarily responsible for coalition law , industrial action law and works constitution law.

Gerhard Müller was appointed honorary professor at the University of Cologne in October 1967 with a teaching assignment for labor law . From 1972 to 1981 he was President, then Honorary President of the German Labor Court Association

The author of numerous publications, in particular on the law of coalitions, labor disputes, works constitution law and church law, was co-author of several legal commentaries . He also edited the yearbook The Labor Law of the Present and was co-editor of the journal Law of Labor .

Müller was a staunch Catholic and was involved in the Christian trade union movement during his studies . In 1980 he was awarded the Heinrich Brauns Prize . In retirement he dealt with questions of legal philosophy , social ethics and history. Müller was a member of the Catholic student associations K.St.V. Staufia-Strasbourg Frankfurt, K.St.V Amelung Frankfurt and K.St.V. Winfridia Göttingen in KV .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Munzinger


  • Personalities of Europe: Germany I. - Luzern [et al.]: Iatas, 1976
  • Heinz Budde: Handbook of the Christian Social Movement. - Recklinghausen: Paulus, 1967

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