Hildegard Hamm-Brücher, German politician, Died at 95

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Hildegard Hamm-Brücher was born on May 11, 1921, in Essen, Germany and died on December 7, 2016.

She was a prominent liberal politician in Germany.

Hamm-Brücher held federal state secretary positions from 1969 to 1972 and from 1977 to 1982.

During 1993, Hamm-Brücher became the Free Democratic Party’s candidate for the federal presidency elections to be held the following year.

She grew up with four siblings in a non-political, bourgeois family.

Hildegard’s father was director of an electric firm; her mother maintained the household.

Her parents died within a year of each other unexpectedly when she was only ten and eleven years old.

Hildegard Hamm-Brücher passed away at 95 years old.