Paul Eck

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Paul Eck (born June 9, 1822 in Berlin , † September 18, 1889 in Baden-Baden ) was a German ministerial official in the Kingdom of Prussia .


Paul Ludwig Alexander Eck was the eldest son of the doctor Gottlieb Wilhelm Eck and Ida Pauline Vogel, who in turn was the daughter of Henriette Vogel , who committed suicide together with Heinrich von Kleist .

He began to study law at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg . In 1841 he became active in the Corps Saxo-Borussia Heidelberg . As an inactive he moved to the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Berlin . In 1842 he became an auscultator at the Higher Regional Court , and in 1844 trainee lawyer at the Naumburg Higher Regional Court . Then he was assessor at the Higher Regional Court and the Trier Regional Court . In 1849 he became a provisional district judge in Brandenburg an der Havel and then a judge at the Berlin City and Guardianship Court. In 1850 he went to Düsseldorf as a legal advisor. As Regierungsassessor (1852) and Government (1857), he served in the upper president of the Rhine Province in Koblenz. In the Prussian Ministry of Commerce he became a laborer (1859), go. Government Council (1860) and Go. Upper Government Council.

The Reich Chancellery appointed him director of the central department after the founding of the German Empire . Undersecretary of State since 1876 , he was an essential pillar of Otto von Bismarck . From 1880 onwards he was a member of the Prussian Central Statistical Commission. He revised the draft laws on social policy and devoted himself above all to judicial legislation . He died in office at the age of 67.

Paul Eck was married to Malwine Rosalie Henriette von Wissmann (1830–1910). Her daughter Paula (1857–1943) became the second wife of theology professor Georg Heinrici .


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  1. Kösener Corpslisten 1960, 66 , 205.