Hans von Raumer (politician, 1870)

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Hans von Raumer

Hans (Friedrich Wilhelm Ernst) von Raumer (born January 10, 1870 in Dessau , † November 3, 1965 in Berlin ) was a German lawyer , industrialist and politician ( DVP ).

Life and work

The son of the Prussian major Friedrich Wilhelm von Raumer (1831–1911) and Marie von Studnitz (1843–1928), daughter of Prussia. Majors Hans Nikolaus Bernhard Benjamin von Studnitz, after graduating from elementary school and attending grammar schools in Hirschberg and Görlitz , went through the Knights' Academy in Liegnitz from 1890 , from which he graduated from high school. He then began studying law and political science at the universities of Lausanne , Leipzig and Berlin , which he completed in 1893 with the first state examination in law. After graduating as Dr. jur. he entered the Prussian administrative service and worked as a court trainee in Silesia . Here he passed the second state examination in law in 1899 and was then taken on as a government assessor.

After leaving the civil service in 1911, Raumer was the head of the Hanoverian Colonization and Moor Management Society based in Osnabrück . In addition, he was active in the energy supply industry, was head of the Lower Saxony Power Plants AG from 1912 and became director of the Association of Electricity Supply Companies in Germany in 1915. In addition, he acted from 1916 to 1918 under Siegfried von Roedern as a war advisor in the Reich Treasury .

Dätzingen Castle

In March 1918, Raumer was one of the founders of the Central Association of the German Electrotechnical Industry in Berlin, of which he was a managing director until 1933. He was also a member of the Reich Association of German Industry and a co-founder and member of the central board of the Central Working Group of Industrial and Commercial Employers and Employees in Germany (ZAG). Raumer was a member of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and until 1938 President of the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce. The Central Association of the Electrotechnical Industry in Germany made him an honorary member. Later he was a member of the supervisory boards of numerous Berlin companies.

After the National Socialists came to power, he resigned and after 1943 retired to Dätzingen Castle , now the municipality of Grafenau near Böblingen , which at the time belonged to his sister-in-law Adrienne von Bülow. In 1962 he returned to West Berlin , where he died on November 3, 1965 at the age of 95. He found his final resting place in the aristocratic cemetery at Dätzingen Castle.

Hans von Raumer, descendant of the old Bavarian and from the 17th century Saxon noble family von Raumer , was since 1905 with Stephanie Gans Noble Mistress zu Putlitz (1882–1949), daughter of the political scientist Stefan Eduard Gustav Adolf Gans Noble Herr zu Putlitz and granddaughter of the Karlsruhe theater director Gustav Heinrich Gans Edler Herr zu Putlitz , married, with whom he had a son and two daughters.

Political and public offices

Raumer, who was district administrator of the Wittlage district from 1905 to 1911 , joined the DVP after the November Revolution in 1918, which he later left again in 1932. In the Reichstag election in June 1920 , he was elected to the German Reichstag , to which he was a member until September 1930.

From June 25, 1920 to May 4, 1921, he served as Reich Treasury Minister in the government headed by Chancellor Constantin Fehrenbach . In 1922 he was an expert at the Genoa Conference . As such, he participated in the background in drawing up the Rapallo Treaty . On August 13, 1923, Raumer was appointed Reich Minister of Economics to the government led by Reich Chancellor Gustav Stresemann . During his tenure, among other things, he was committed to German-Soviet economic relations and economic cooperation with France . Due to differences with Stresemann, he resigned on October 3, 1923 from his office.


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