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Karl Arnold

Personal data
Date of birthMarch 21, 1901
Place of birthHerrlishöfen, Württemberg
Date of deathJune 29, 1958(age 57)
Place of deathDüsseldorf
Political partyCDU, previously Centre Party
SpouseLiesel Joeres
Minister-President of the North Rhine-Westphalia
In office1947 - 1956
Succeeded byFritz Steinhoff
Preceded byRudolf Amelunxen
President of the German Bundesrat
In office1949 - 1950
Succeeded byHans Ehard
Preceded byoffice created

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Karl Arnold (March 21, 1901 - June 29, 1958) was a German politician. He was Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia from 1947 to 1956. He was the first President of the Bundesrat and as such formally head of state of the Federal Republic of Germany, before the election of President Theodor Heuss.


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