Life and work
Pepper was born the son of a printer. After attending primary school, he first completed a journalistic traineeship and then worked for social democratic newspapers in Schleswig-Holstein . In 1933 he was dismissed for political reasons and given a professional ban. During the time of National Socialism he worked as a commercial clerk. He was drafted into the Wehrmacht in 1939 , took part in the Second World War as a soldier and was finally taken prisoner.
Pepper had joined the SPD during the Weimar Republic , which was banned by the National Socialists in 1933. After 1945 he was again a member of the Social Democrats. Pepper had been a city councilor in Augsburg since 1948 and was elected chairman of the SPD parliamentary group there in 1952. Pepper had been mayor of the city of Augsburg since 1956 and in 1958 also took over the management of the financial department as city treasurer. From 1964 to 1972 he was Lord Mayor of the city. During his term of office, the University of Augsburg was founded as well as the planning of the central clinic .
- 1973: Federal Cross of Merit, 1st class
- 1974: Honorary Senator of the University of Augsburg
- 1978: Honorary citizen of the city of Augsburg
- Günther Grünsteudel , Günter Hägele, Rudolf Frankenberger (eds.): Augsburger Stadtlexikon. 2nd Edition. Perlach, Augsburg 1998, ISBN 3-922769-28-4 , ( online ).
- University of Augsburg: Honorary Citizens, Senators and Members of the University of Augsburg - Retrieved on February 22, 2011.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German journalist and politician (SPD)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 14, 1910|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Kiel|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 12, 1997|
|Place of death||Berlin|