Paul Troje

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Paul Richard Karl Troje (born January 21, 1864 in Warnow , † June 29, 1942 in Einbeck ) was a German local politician.


Troje passed the Abitur at a grammar school in Bremen in 1882 and then served in the military until 1883. This was followed by a law degree at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel , which he graduated with the Grand State Examination in 1891 .


From 1893 to 1907 he was mayor of Einbeck . In 1906 the city ​​of Marburg was looking for a new mayor to take over from Ludwig Schüler . Erwin Hölzerkopf from Iserlohn was elected in a first vote by the city council, but he did not accept the election. In a further round of voting, Paul Troje initially applied, then declared his withdrawal and was convinced by the chairman of the city council to run. On May 15, 1907 Troje prevailed with 28: 8: 2 votes against two other candidates. On August 24, 1907, he was introduced to the office of Lord Mayor . He was re-elected in 1919 and remained in office until September 30, 1924. From 1910 to 1919 he was also a member of the Kassel Communal Parliament of the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau .


The Trojedamm in Weidenhausen , which runs along the eastern bank of the Lahn, is named after Troje .


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  • Karl-Heinz Gimbel: The Mayors of Marburg in the 19th and 20th centuries . Schröder, Wetter (Hessen) 2016, ISBN 978-3-9805907-9-2 , pp. 69-80, (online at .
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