Hans-Dietrich Genscher


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Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Date and place of birth
21/03/1927 in Reideburg (Germany)
Offices held
Liberal Member of the Bundestag (1965–1998)
General Secretary of the FDP Parliamentary Group (1965–1969)
Deputy Chairman of the FDP (1968–1974)
Chairman of the FDP (1974–1985)
Minister of the Interior (1969–1974)
Foreign Minister and Vice-Chancellor (1974–1992)
Advocate of closer political cooperation in Europe (Genscher–Colombo Initiative) (1981)
President of the NATO Council and of the WEU Council of Ministers (1984–1985)