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Hans-Jochen Vogel
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Hans-Jochen Vogel in 2015
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
In office
14 June 1987 – 29 May 1991
Preceded by Willy Brandt
Succeeded by Björn Engholm
Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the Bundestag
In office
8 March 1983 – 12 November 1991
Preceded by Herbert Wehner
Succeeded by Hans-Ulrich Klose
Governing Mayor of West Berlin
In office
23 January 1981 – 11 June 1981
Preceded by Dietrich Stobbe
Succeeded by Richard von Weizsäcker
Federal Minister of Justice
(West Germany)
In office
16 May 1974 – 22 January 1981
Chancellor Helmut Schmidt
Preceded by Gerhard Jahn
Succeeded by Jürgen Schmude
Federal Minister of Regional Planning, Construction and Urban Development
(West Germany)
In office
15 December 1972 – 16 May 1974
Chancellor Willy Brandt
Preceded by Lauritz Lauritzen
Succeeded by Karl Ravens
Mayor of Munich
In office
27 March 1960 – 11 June 1972
Preceded by Thomas Wimmer
Succeeded by Georg Kronawitter
Personal details
Born (1926-02-03)3 February 1926
Göttingen, Prussia, Germany
Died 26 July 2020(2020-07-26) (aged 94)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Nationality German
Political party Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)
Relations Bernhard Vogel (brother)
Profession
  • Jurist
  • Politician

Hans-Jochen Vogel (3 February 1926 – 26 July 2020) was a German politician. Vogel was born in Göttingen. In December 1972, Chancellor Willy Brandt made Vogel Minister for Regional Planning, Building, and Urban Development. Brandt's successor, Helmut Schmidt, made him Minister of Justice in 1974. From 1987 to 1991, Vogel was also the Leader of the Social Democratic Party. He was an MP in the Bundestag until 1994. He was the mayor of Munich from 1960 through 1972 and served as Mayor of Berlin in 1981.

Vogel died of Parkinson's disease-related problems on 26 July 2020 in Munich, aged 94.

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