Georg Kronawitter, German politician, Died at 88

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Georg Kronawitter was born on April 21, 1928, in Oberthann and died on April 28, 2016

He was a German politician of the SPD.

Georg was mayor of Munich from 1972 to 1978 and from 1984 to 1993.

Georg Kronawitter became an elementary school teacher in 1949 and earned his certification as a Diplom-Handelslehrer (business teacher) in 1956.

Georg Kronawitter joined the SPD in 1961 and was elected to the Landtag of Bavaria in 1966. In the 1972 local elections, he was elected Mayor of Munich with 55.9 percent of the votes, succeeding Hans-Jochen Vogel.

Because of the conflicts within his party, Georg Kronawitter did not run for mayorship in the 1978 elections, and was succeeded by the CSU’s Erich Kiesl.

Then after six years, he was elected mayor again in the 1 April 1984 run-off election, with 58.1 percent of the votes.

During 1990, he was reelected with 61.64 percent of the votes.

Georg Kronawitter was honored with the Ludwig-Thoma medal (1978).

He was honored by the city of Munich for his commitment to social justice and his early awareness of ecological possibilities of fiscal policy.In 1993

Following his mayoral career, Georg Kronawitter was a major supporter of the successful Initiative-Unser-München petition, which stipulates that no high rise buildings whose height exceeds that of the Frauenkirche (99 m) may be built in Munich.

Georg Kronawitter passed away at 88 yrs old.

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