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Harry Blum

Harry Blum

German politician
Harry Blum
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Intro German politician
Was Politician
From Germany
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 18 October 1944, Elspe, Germany
Death 17 March 2000, Cologne, Germany (aged 55 years)
Star sign Libra
Politics Christian Democratic Union
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Biography

Harry Blum (18. October 1944 in Lennestadt-Elspe, Sauerland; died 17. March 2000 in Cologne) was a German politician and member of the CDU. On 1. October 1999 he became the first directly elected mayor of Cologne, but he only held that office for six months when he died suddenly in March 2000.

Background and earlier life

Harry Blum was born Johannes Jacob Blum into an Old Colognian family, but the family was evacuated during the war. He received his Abitur at Dreikönigsgymnasium and studied law at the University of Cologne. Blum joined the Christian Democratic Union in 1964 and was a member of the city council since 1984.

Mayor of Cologne

Shortly before his election as mayor he adopted his long-time nickname as official first name and was henceforth Harry Johannes Jacob Blum. As one of his initiatives as councillor and mayor was the implementation of an architectural lighting concept for the city, which helped the city win the city.people.light award 2005.

Legacy

Harry-Blum-Platz in Cologne's Rheinauhafen is named after him.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://willkommeninkoeln.de/01city/city04e.htm
http://www.lighting.philips.com/gl_en/news/press/sector/2005/cpl_award.php?main=global&parent=4390&id=gl_en_news&lang=en
https://d-nb.info/gnd/128811501
https://viaf.org/viaf/10908213
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/viaf-10908213
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