| Share
 

Hans Luther

Luther, Hans (häns lōˈtər) [key], 1879–1962, German statesman. As Gustav Stresemann's minister of finance he aided Hjalmar Schacht in stabilizing the German currency. A non-partisan in centrist coalitions, he succeeded Wilhelm Marx as chancellor, heading two successive center-right coalition cabinets (1925–26). With Stresemann as his foreign minister, he negotiated the Locarno Pact in 1925. Luther was president (1930–33) of the Reichsbank and German ambassador (1933–37) to the United States. His memoirs appeared in 1960.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Hans Luther from Infoplease:

  • Wilhelm Marx - Marx, Wilhelm Marx, Wilhelm , 1863–1946, German statesman. A Reichstag member, he was a ...
  • Germany: History - History Various aspects of the early, medieval, and early modern history of Germany are covered in ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: German History: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring