Horst Tilch

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Horst Tilch (born June 26, 1935 in Weißstein , † October 14, 2004 in Deisenhofen ) was a German judge and President of the Bavarian Supreme Court .


After studying law in Munich and Pisa as a scholarship holder of the Maximilianeum Foundation and completing his legal clerkship, Tilch , who received his doctorate in law in 1961, joined the Bavarian Ministry of Justice in 1963. From 1964 he worked as a public prosecutor and from 1966 as a judge in Passau . After a secondment as a research assistant to the Federal Constitutional Court , he worked as a senior government councilor from 1969 and as a councilor at the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice from 1970. In 1973 he moved back to the bench. When he was appointed General Secretary of the Bavarian Constitutional Court in 1980 , he held the office of Vice-President of the Passau Regional Court . He worked at the Bavarian Constitutional Court until he was appointed President of the Bavarian Supreme Court in 1993. In June 2000, Tilch retired after reaching the age limit. His successor as president was Peter Gummer .

In addition to his judicial activity Tilch was also editor of the CH Beck publishing house published the Munich law lexicon (now legal lexicon ). In 1999 Tilch was awarded the Bavarian Order of Merit for his services .


  • Hartwig Sprau: The Presidents of the Bavarian Supreme Regional Court 1948 to 2004 , in NJW special issue: Farewell to the end of a court, Beck-Verlag, Munich 2005.