Quantcast
OR
Germany
139 views this week
Ortwin Runde

Ortwin Runde German politician

German politician
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro German politician
A.K.A. Runde
Countries Germany
Occupations Politician
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 12 February 1944 (Elbląg)
Star sign AquariusAquarius
Politics Social Democratic Party of Germany
Education University of Münster
The details
Biography

Ortwin Runde (born February 12, 1944) is a German politician from the Social Democratic party. He was the First Mayor (Erster Bürgermeister) of the Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg from 1997 to 2001.

Early life and education

Runde was born in Elbing (Elbląg), Danzig-Westpreußen. After receiving his high-school diploma in 1964, Runde studied Economics and Sociology at the universities of Münster and Hamburg. He received his diploma in Sociology in 1969. He entered public service in Hamburg in 1970.

Political career

Runde joined the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in 1968, and was member of in the state executive of the youth organizations of the SPD (Young Socialists in the SPD) from 1969 to 1971. In 1978 he became one of deputy chairman of Hamburg's SPD, from 1983 to 1988 he was chairman of Hamburg's SPD.

From 1974 to 1988 he was elected as a member of Hamburg's city assembly (Hamburger Bürgerschaft).

From 1988 to 1993 he was senator (as the official title in Hamburg is) of the department for labour, health and social welfare, from 1993 to 1997 of the treasury department.

After Henning Voscherau (SPD) stepped down after internal arguments which whom a political coalition should formed, Runde was elected as First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City Hamburg on November 12, 1997. In the next election four years later, the coalition of SPD and the Green Party lost its majority, and therefore Runde had to leave his office as mayor as well on October 31, 2001.

Since 2002, Runde has been a member of the German parliament, the Bundestag.

Personal life

Ortwin Runde is married and has two children.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
Sources
References
http://www.iht.com/articles/2001/09/24/germ_ed3__4.php
http://www.ortwin-runde.de
https://d-nb.info/gnd/122826337
https://viaf.org/viaf/42729945
https://web.archive.org/web/20081012090302/http://www.iht.com/articles/2001/09/24/germ_ed3__4.php
https://web.archive.org/web/20090923040855/http://www.bundestag.de/bundestag/abgeordnete/bio/R/rundeor0.html
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q70051
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/42729945
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes