Gustav von Schlör

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Gustav von Schlör ( wood engraving , 1869)
Memorial to Gustav von Schlör in Weiden

Gustav Schlör , knight of Schlör since 1866 (born April 4, 1820 on Gut Hellziechen, Langenbruck near Vilseck , Upper Palatinate ; † September 25, 1883 in Munich ) was the last Bavarian State Minister for Trade and Public Works from 1866 to 1871. During his tenure in 1868, general freedom of trade was introduced in the Kingdom of Bavaria .

At the age of 17 he studied law and economics in Munich. From May 18, 1848 to March 5, 1849 he represented Tirschenreuth in the first German parliament, the Frankfurt National Assembly . In 1850 Schlör became a regional judge in Weiden and later a lawyer in Vohenstrauß and Weiden. He was a member of the Upper Palatinate District Administrator from 1852 to 1855. From 1855 to 1883 he was a member of the Bavarian Chamber of Deputies , from 1868 to 1871 he was a member of the Customs Parliament for the constituency of Munich I.

Schlör was a vehement proponent of a comprehensive railway network . As director of the private Eastern Railway Company , he pushed through the construction of the railway line from Schwandorf via Weiden to Bayreuth in the Bavarian State Parliament , thereby laying the foundation for the economic development of the structurally weak region. Also because of his commitment to the expansion of the Mühldorf train station into a hub, he obtained honorary citizenship there . A street was named after him.

The city of Weiden made von Schlör an honorary citizen in 1878 in recognition of his services to the city's well-being . Today a square named after him with a memorial commemorates Gustav von Schlör. The monument was designed by the architect Carl Hocheder , the marble bust by the sculptor Theodor Haf. In addition, the Weiden technical college / vocational school and a hall in the Max-Reger-Halle are named after him.


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