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Willy Brandt
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
In office
21 October 1969 â€“ 7 May 1974
President Gustav Heinemann
Deputy Walter Scheel
Preceded by Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Succeeded by Helmut Schmidt
Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
In office
1 December 1966 â€“ 20 October 1969
Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Preceded by Hans-Christoph Seebohm
Succeeded by Walter Scheel
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
1 December 1966 â€“ 20 October 1969
Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger
Preceded by Gerhard Schröder
Succeeded by Walter Scheel
Governing Mayor of West Berlin
In office
3 October 1957 â€“ 1 December 1966
Preceded by Otto Suhr
Succeeded by Heinrich Albertz
Personal details
Born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm
(1913-12-18)18 December 1913
Lübeck, German Empire
Died 8 October 1992(1992-10-08) (aged 78)
Unkel, Germany
Political party Social Democratic Party (1930–1931, 1948–1992)
Socialist Workers’ Party (1931–1946)
Spouse(s) Carlotta Thorkildsen (1941–1948)
Rut Hansen (1948–1980)
Brigitte Seebacher (1983–1992)
Children 4
Religion Lutheranism

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