Wilhelm Goldmann (politician)

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Wilhelm Christian Georg Goldmann (born May 19, 1792 in Grünberg ; † January 23, 1873 in Darmstadt ) was a Hessian administrative officer and politician and a member of the 2nd Chamber of the Estates of the Grand Duchy of Hesse .

Wilhelm Goldmann was the son of the princely bailiff and official scholar Philipp Theodor Goldmann (1747-1812) and his wife Susanne Elisabethe, née Menzler (1755-1818). Goldmann, who was a Protestant, married Wilhelmine Luise nee von Zangen (1794–1872). Their son Theodor Goldmann became provincial director.

Goldmann became assistant to the upper finance chamber in 1823 and chief finance officer in 1827. In 1833 he moved to the Ministry of the Interior and Justice of the Government of the Grand Duchy of Hesse as 2nd secret secretary with the title of Government Councilor . In 1838 he was promoted to the secret government council. From 1841 he was director of the administration court, the justice and feudal court. In 1853 he became a secret councilor and 1st councilor in the Ministry of Finance and in 1861 senior medical director before he retired in 1873.

From 1826 to 1841, 1851 to 1856 and again from 1863 to 1866 he was a member of the Second Chamber of the Estates. He was first elected for the constituency Oberhessen 8 / Grünberg , then for the constituency Starkenburg 10 / Köng and finally in the constituency Starkenburg 5 / Dieburg. In the estates he initially represented conservative, then liberal-conservative positions.


  • Hans Georg Ruppel, Birgit Groß: Hessian MPs 1820–1933. Biographical evidence for the estates of the Grand Duchy of Hesse (2nd Chamber) and the Landtag of the People's State of Hesse (= Darmstädter Archivschriften. Vol. 5). Verlag des Historisches Verein für Hessen, Darmstadt 1980, ISBN 3-922316-14-X , p. 114.
  • Jochen Lengemann : MdL Hessen. 1808-1996. Biographical index (= political and parliamentary history of the state of Hesse. Vol. 14 = publications of the Historical Commission for Hesse. Vol. 48, 7). Elwert, Marburg 1996, ISBN 3-7708-1071-6 , p. 149.

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