Rudolph Neuss

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Rudolph Neuss (born December 17, 1826 in Zellerfeld , † January 31, 1892 in Göttingen ) was a German lawyer and mayor of Wernigerode .

Life and work

Rudolph Neuss (also Neuss), son of an Oberberg assessor , attended the Clausthal grammar school until 1847 and then studied law in Göttingen. There he joined the newly founded fraternity of Hannovera in the summer semester of 1848 . In autumn 1850 he passed the first state examination in Hanover and then became an auditor (trainee lawyer), first in Herzberg am Harz (Osterode district), then in Duderstadt. After various posts in courts and public prosecutors in the Kingdom of Hanover , he moved to local government. In 1864 the city of Goslar appointed him legally qualified city secretary. At the same time, he was entrusted with the administration of the police commissioner and also worked as a police attorney at the Goslar district court. From 1872 to 1884 he held the office of (full-time) mayor of the city of Wernigerode am Harz for 12 years . He spent his retirement in Göttingen.


  • Henning Tegtmeyer : Directory of members of the fraternity Hannovera Göttingen 1848–1998 . Düsseldorf 1998
  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume I: Politicians. Sub-Volume 4: M-Q. Winter, Heidelberg 2000, ISBN 3-8253-1118-X , p. 206.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Autograph by Rudolph Neuss in the album of the fraternity Hannovera Göttingen with handwritten entries about its members from 1848 to 1861/62