Hartmut Perschau

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Hartmut Perschau on a poster for the Bremen state election in 1999

Hartmut Perschau ( Hartmut Jörg Heinz Perschau ; born March 28, 1942 in Danzig ) is a German officer and politician ( CDU ) who held government offices and parliamentary mandates in the German states of Hamburg , Saxony-Anhalt and Bremen . He was also a member of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1991 .


Professional background

After High School on school Hartmut Perschau went through in 1960 a career as a professional soldier in the Bundeswehr , u. a. it was used in the Panzergrenadierbrigade 17 . From 1966 to 1968 he served as a youth officer for public relations and political education . At the time of his temporary retirement, he held the rank of major . He was then promoted to colonel of the reserve.

Politics in Hamburg

Hartmut Perschau in conversation with the member of the European Parliament Christa Randzio-Plath (SPD)

In 1970 Hartmut Perschau joined the CDU and was regional manager of the CDU Hamburg from 1975 to 1980 . From April 17, 1974 to October 2, 1989 he was a member of the Hamburg Parliament . There he was parliamentary managing director from 1974 to 1975 , from 1976 to 1980 deputy chairman and from 1980 to 1989 chairman of the CDU parliamentary group. From 1986 to 1989 he was chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group chairman conference .

In 1986 , 1987 and 1991 his party made Perschau candidate for mayor in the elections for the Hamburg parliament, but was subject to the incumbents of the SPD Klaus von Dohnanyi (1986 and 1987) and Henning Voscherau (1991).

Politics in the European Parliament

From July 25, 1989 Hartmut Perschau was a member of the European Parliament in its third term . He resigned his mandate on July 10, 1991 to join the state government of Saxony-Anhalt .

Politics in Saxony-Anhalt

On July 11, 1991 Hartmut Perschau was appointed Minister of the Interior in the new government of Saxony-Anhalt by Prime Minister Werner Münch (CDU) . After Werner Münch had announced his resignation in the course of the " salary affair " on November 28, 1993, Perschau resigned on December 15, 1993 when the successor government under Christoph Bergner (CDU) took office .

From 1994 to 1995 Perschau was 1st deputy state chairman of the CDU Saxony-Anhalt and from 1991 to 1995 district chairman of the CDU in Altmarkkreis Salzwedel .

Politics in Bremen

After Bremen's state elections in 1995 , the SPD and CDU formed a grand coalition with Henning Scherf (SPD) as mayor and president of the Senate. The grand coalition was continued after the mayor elections in 1999 and 2003 (Perschau stood as the top candidate of the Bremen CDU in each of these elections) and only ended in 2007 with the assumption of office by the first red-green Bremen state government under Scherf's successor in the mayor's office, Jens Böhrnsen (SPD).

From July 4, 1995 to October 8, 1997, Perschau acted as senator for economics, medium-sized businesses, technology and European affairs. After Ulrich Nölle (CDU) resigned , Perschau took over his previous positions as Mayor and Senator for Finance on September 17, 1997. Nölle's role as chairman of the Senate Commission for Human Resources ended on December 31, 1999 with the establishment of Performa Nord as an in-house company of the State of Bremen for personnel, administrative and other services.

From July 4, 2003, Perschau was mayor, senator for culture and senator for economy and ports. On July 13, 2004, after nine years of government activity in Bremen, he resigned from the Senate for health reasons and took up his mandate as a member of the Bremen Parliament on July 16, 2004 .

On May 23, 2005, Perschau again took on a prominent role in Bremen state politics and was elected chairman of the CDU parliamentary group as the successor to Jörg Kastendiek . After the 2007 general election , Perschau briefly took over the chairmanship of the parliamentary group again and handed it over to the CDU top candidate Thomas Röwekamp on July 2, 2007 , who, in accordance with Article 108 of the State Constitution of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, had to leave the Senate in order to be able to exercise his citizenship mandate .

In May 2007, Perschau made the private life of the former RAF terrorist Susanne Albrecht a political issue during the mayor election campaign in cooperation with the Bild newspaper . He received support from his CDU party friend Wolfgang Bosbach . Matthias Güldner from Bündnis 90 / Grünen spoke of “ populist frenzy in public” and a “particularly disgusting form of election campaign ”.

From 2000 to 2010 Hartmut Perschau was deputy state chairman of the CDU Bremen. On December 31, 2009, he resigned his citizenship mandate and withdrew from active state politics.

Federal Assembly

Hartmut Perschau took part in the Federal Assembly in 1979 , 1984 and 1989 on the proposal of the CDU parliamentary group in the Hamburg parliament, in 1994 on the proposal of the CDU parliamentary group in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt and in 1999 and 2004 on the proposal of the CDU parliamentary group in the Bremen parliament participated in the elections of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany .

Member of the Federal Council

Hartmut Perschau was a member of the Federal Council as a member of the state government of Saxony-Anhalt from July 11, 1991 to December 15, 1993 as a deputy member. As a member of the Bremen Senate, he was a deputy member from July 4, 1995 to September 17, 1997 and a full member of the Federal Council from September 17, 1997 to July 13, 2004.

marital status

Perschau is married and has two children.

See also

Web links

Commons : Hartmut Perschau  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Reinhard Schreiner: Names and dates from six decades of party work. (PDF; 1.6 MB) The chairmen and managing directors of the CDU state, district and district associations since 1945 (new states from 1990). Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Scientific Services, Archive for Christian Democratic Politics, 2012, p. 462 , accessed on September 4, 2016 .
  2. ^ Bremen: Perschau becomes the new mayor. In: The world. September 16, 1997, accessed September 4, 2016 .
  3. Law on the own operation Performa Nord - personnel, finances, organization, management - own operation of the state of Bremen (BremPerformaG). (PDF; 265 kB) In: Law Gazette of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen No. 51/1999. Senate Chancellery Bremen (City Hall), December 30, 1999, pp. 309–312 , accessed on September 4, 2016 .
  4. Senate from 1945. (PDF; 876 kB) Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Senate Press Office, pp. 18–22 , accessed on September 4, 2016 .
  5. ^ Bremen: CDU is indignant about ex-RAF terrorist as a teacher. In: Spiegel Online. April 30, 2007, accessed September 4, 2016 .
  6. “Official failure” or “foaming”? In: tagesschau.de archive. May 2, 2007, accessed September 4, 2016 .
  7. CDU MP Perschau resigns from all offices. Weser-Kurier digital (archived version), December 8, 2009, archived from the original on December 16, 2009 ; accessed on January 7, 2014 .
  8. ^ Handbook of the Bremen Citizenship. (PDF; 4.7 MB) Personal details 17th electoral term. (No longer available online.) Bremische Bürgerschaft, p. 93 , archived from the original on March 4, 2016 ; accessed on September 4, 2016 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.bremische-buergerschaft.de
  9. Documentation: The Federal Assemblies 1949 to 2010. (PDF; 5.3 MB) A documentation on the occasion of the election of the Federal President on March 18, 2012. (No longer available online.) German Bundestag, archived from the original on March 4, 2016 .;