Otto Weinkamm

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Otto Weinkamm (born February 13, 1902 in Aschaffenburg , † January 27, 1968 in Augsburg ) was a German lawyer and politician ( BVP and CSU ).


Weinkamm studied law and political science as well as economics at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich . In 1929 he established himself as a lawyer in Augsburg.

From 1930 to 1933 he represented the Bavarian People's Party in the city council of Augsburg. After the end of the National Socialist regime, he was one of the founders of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria in Augsburg in 1946, was also briefly elected mayor there in 1946 (he was not inaugurated due to lack of approval from the military government) and until 1952 a city councilor. He served as Minister of Justice of Bavaria from 1952 to 1954 .

From 1947 to 1949 Weinkamm was a member of the Economic Council of the Bizone . He was a member of the Bavarian State Parliament from 1953 to 1957, and then from 1957 to 1965 a member of the German Bundestag . In addition, from 1957 to 1961 he was chairman of the CSU district association in Swabia and a member of the CSU regional executive committee. He was also a member of the European Parliament from 1959 to 1966 .

Weinkamm was an honorary member of the KDStV Tuiskonia Munich in the CV . He was a bearer of both the Great Federal Cross of Merit with a Star and the Order of Merit of the Free State of Bavaria ; the latter was awarded to him on January 16, 1961.


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