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Roman Herzog

Roman Herzog in 2006
Personal data
Date of birthApril 5, 1934(age 82)
Place of birthLandshut, Bavaria, Germany
NationalityGerman
Political partyChristian Democratic Union
SpouseChristiane Krauß (marr. 1959 to 2000)
Alexandra Freifrau von Berlichingen
Alma materLudwig Maximilian University of Munich
ProfessionLawyer
ReligionProtestant
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
In officeJuly 1, 1994 - June 30, 1999
ChancellorHelmut Kohl
Gerhard Schröder
Succeeded byJohannes Rau
Preceded byRichard von Weizsäcker
6th President of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
In officeNovember 16, 1987 - June 30, 1994
Succeeded byJutta Limbach
Preceded byWolfgang Zeidler

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Roman Herzog (born 5 April 1934) is a German politician as a member of the Christian Democratic Union, (CDU) and served as President of Germany from 1994 to 1999. He was the first President of the Federal Republic of Germany to be elected to office after the reunification of Germany that took place in 1990, and the second person to serve as all-German head of State since the end of World War II.


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