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Jürgen Möllemann
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Vice Chancellor of Germany
In office
18 May 1992 – 21 January 1993
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Succeeded by Klaus Kinkel
Federal Minister of Economics
In office
18 January 1991 – 21 January 1993
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Helmut Haussmann
Succeeded by Günter Rexrodt
Federal Minister of Education and Science
In office
12 March 1987 – 18 January 1991
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Dorothee Wilms
Succeeded by Rainer Ortleb
Member of the Bundestag
In office
1972–2000
In office
2002–2003
Personal details
Born 15 July 1945
Died 5 June 2003 (aged 57)
Political party Christian Democratic Union (1962-1969)
Free Democratic Party (1970-2003)
Independent (2003)

Jürgen Wilhelm Möllemann (15 July 1945 – 5 June 2003) was a German politician of the Free Democratic Party. He served as Minister of State at the Foreign Office (1982–1987), as Federal Minister of Education and Research (1987–1991), as Federal Minister of Economics (1991–1993) and as Vice Chancellor of Germany (1992–1993) in the government of Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

Born in Augsburg, he took his Abitur in 1965, served his military service as a paratrooper in the Bundeswehr, and subsequently studied to become a teacher of German, sports and history at the Pädagogische Hochschule (teachers' college) in Münster from 1966 to 1969.

Möllemann was president of the Deutsch-Arabische Gesellschaft (German-Arabic Society) from 1981 to 1991 and from 1993 to 2003, until his death. He was a passionate and experienced skydiver, he died on 5 June 2003 in a parachuting incident at Marl-Loemühle.

He was married to Carola Möllemann-Appelhoff, with whom he had two daughters.

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