Wilhelm Ott

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Wilhelm Ott (born April 12, 1886 in Wettenhausen near Günzburg ; † January 6, 1969 in Walkertshofen near Schwabmünchen ) was a German politician. In 1945 he was provisional lord mayor of the city of Augsburg .

Ott was born the son of an innkeeper and postman and after finishing school he studied law at the universities in Munich and Erlangen. After passing the state examination in 1912, he was initially an assessor at the Augsburg Railway Directorate. From August 1919 he was a professional city councilor in various departments of the Augsburg city administration and from 1939 city treasurer.

On April 28, 1945, he was appointed acting mayor by the occupying forces, but was released on August 31, 1945 after falling out with the military government over the denazification of the administration. Thereafter, Ott was from April to October 1946 police officer in the government of Swabia and then until May 1958 financial officer of the city.

He was a member of the Catholic student associations KStV Rhenania Erlangen and KStV Ottonia Munich.


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