Wilhelm von Waldthausen

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Gottfried Wilhelm von Waldthausen (born January 3, 1873 in Essen , † February 22, 1946 in Essen-Bredeney ) was a German lawyer , banker and politician ( DNVP ).


Tomb in the Bredeney cemetery

After graduating from high school in Essen, Waldthausen studied law and economics at the universities in Geneva , Heidelberg and Berlin . He initially worked as a trainee lawyer at the Steele District Court and the Essen District Court and then worked as a government trainee with the government in Wiesbaden . In 1896 he received his doctorate in law and in 1902 he passed the Great State Examination for Higher Administrative Officials. He then worked as a government trainee at the assessment committee of the Szczecin government .

Waldthausen settled in October 1904 by the service release , took a job in the banking industry and was adopted in October's 1905 from the civil service. In the following years he was a member of the board of the Essener Credit-Anstalt and acted as its supervisory board chairman from 1922 until the merger of this bank with Deutsche Bank in 1925. He was then taken over to the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank. In addition, he was chairman of the board of the Essen stock exchange from 1921 . From 1914 to 1918 Waldthausen took part in the First World War as Rittmeister of the Landwehr cavalry . He was employed as a squadron chief until May 1916 and then served in administrative offices in France , Bucharest and Riga .

In addition, Waldthausen counted in 1919 together with the Mayor of Essen Hans Luther , as well as the civil engineer and technical editor Heinrich Reisner and the chemist Franz Fischer as co-founders of the still existing Society for Science and Life in the Rhenish-Westphalian industrial area as the new umbrella company for the scientific , cultural and economic endeavors , on whose initiative the Haus der Technik was founded in Essen in 1927 .

Waldthausen was a city ​​councilor in Essen from 1913 to 1919 . During the Weimar Republic , he joined the DNVP. From 1921 to 1933 he was a member of the Prussian state parliament .

He had been a member of the Corps Guestphalia Heidelberg since 1893 .


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  1. ^ Kösener corps lists 1910, 112 , 1006