Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German politician, Died at 89

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Hans-Dietrich Genscher was born on March 21, 1927, and died on March 31, 2016.

He was a German politician of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP).

Genscher served as Foreign Minister and as the Vice Chancellor from 1974 to 1992 (except for a two-week break in 1982), making him the longest-serving holder of either post.

Hans-Dietrich Genscher was the only Vice Chancellor in German history to serve non-consecutive terms.

Genscher was chairman of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), in 1991.

Hans-Dietrich Genscher passed away at 89 yrs old.

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