Peter Müller (politician, 1916)

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Peter Müller (born June 9, 1916 in Düsseldorf ; † October 8, 2005 ibid) was a German local politician for the CDU in Düsseldorf and from 1961 to 1964 honorary Lord Mayor of the North Rhine-Westphalian capital.


Müller was a member of the CDU from 1946 and a member of the Düsseldorf city ​​council from 1948 to 1969 . After Fritz Vomfelde's sudden death in 1961, he was surprisingly chosen by the CDU as his successor in the office of Lord Mayor. After he lost the local elections, he occupied the post of honorary mayor from 1964 to 1968 as the representative of the second largest parliamentary group, as the deputy chairman of the city council was called according to the local regulations at the time . During his tenure, he made a particular contribution to expanding today's Heinrich Heine University into a full university .

From 1968 to 1981 he was spokesman for the management of the Beamtenheimstättenwerk (BHW) in Hameln . Towards the end of this activity, the future development of the BHW from a non-profit, trade union-owned self-help organization to a profit-oriented general financial service provider became apparent.

On March 26, 2008, a street in Düsseldorf Airport City was named after him.

Peter Müller and his wife had seven children. The oldest is Klaus-Peter Müller , former spokesman for the Board of Management of Commerzbank .


Individual evidence

  1. Tremendous advantages. In: Der Spiegel . 11/1977, March 7, 1977
  2. ↑ The catcher of Hameln. In: Der Spiegel. 46/1977, November 7, 1977