Walther Gottlieb Louis Leisler Kiep was born on January 5, 1926, and died on May 9, 2016.
He was a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).
Kiep was a member of the Bundestag between 1965 and 1976 and again from 1980 to 1982.
When he switching to state-level politics, he served as minister of economy (1976–77) and minister of finance (1976–80) in Lower Saxony under Ernst Albrecht.
He was the leading candidate for the CDU in two successive state elections in Hamburg, losing both to incumbent Klaus von Dohnányi, in 1982.
Walther was treasurer of his party at the federal level, starting from 1971 until 1992
As a treasurer, Kiep installed a system of unreported income accounts, leading to the CDU donations scandal in 1999.
Walther Leisler Kiep passed way at 90 yrs old.