Theodor Heuss
Vita

1884 Born in Brackenheim (Württemberg)
1902-1905 Study of macroeconomics in Munich (obtained doctorate in 1905)
1905-1912 Editor of the weekly "Die Hilfe" in Berlin
1912-1918 Editor in chief of the daily "Neckar-Zeitung" in Heilbronn
1918-1933 Director of studies and lecturer at the German College for Politics in Berlin, business manager and board member of the German Work Federation (Deutscher Werkbund)
1924-1928,
1930-1933
Member of the German Reichstag for the DDP or German National Party, later the DStP
1933-1945 Writer and journalist in Berlin and Heidelberg
1945-1949 Licence holder of the "Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung" in Heidelberg
1945/46 Education Minister of Württemberg-Baden, co-founder of liberal parties in South-western Germany
1946 Chairman (alongside Wilhelm Külz) of the pan-German Democratic Party of Germany (DPD)
1948/49 Member of the Parliamentary Council, founding chairman of the Free Democratic Party (FDP)
1949 Election to the 1st German Bundestag
1949-1959 First President of the Federal Republic of Germany (re-election in 1954)
1963 Died in Stuttgart