Max Roepell

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Max Roepell (born August 24, 1841 in Halle (Saale) ; † March 2, 1903 in Posen ) was a German lawyer and president of the Royal Prussian Railway Directorate in Katowice and Posen.


Born as the son of the historian Richard Roepell , Max Roepell attended grammar school in Breslau and studied law at the University of Halle from 1860 and at the University of Breslau from Michaelis in 1861 . As a student he became a member of the Corps Guestphalia Halle and Silesia Breslau .

On March 22, 1864, Roepell was appointed auscultator. After completing his preparatory service as a trainee lawyer, he became a court assessor on March 18, 1870. He did his military service in Infantry Regiment No. 23 and in the 3rd Guards Grenadier Regiment , in which he also participated as a reserve officer in the campaigns of 1866 and 1870/71 .

After moving to the Prussian railway administration, Roepell became an unskilled worker on July 1, 1872 at the management of the Prussian Eastern Railway in Bromberg . On March 17, 1873 he was appointed government assessor and on December 1, 1875 a member of the management of the Eastern Railway, on May 15, 1877 chairman of the railway commission in Thorn , on February 1, 1880 member of the management of the Cologne-Minden Railway Company in Cologne . On July 30, 1880, after being appointed government councilor, he became a member of the Royal Railway Directorate in Wroclaw, on April 1, 1885 director of the Breslau-Halbstadt Works Office, on January 16, 1893, a member of the Wroclaw Railway Directorate again and on March 11, 1895 President of the Katowice Railway Directorate . Most recently he was President of the Poznan Railway Directorate from June 15, 1898 .



  • Corps report of Guestphalia in Halle ad S. , No. 27 (May 1903), p. 16f. (Obituary)