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Franz Josef Strauss, politician (CSU, 1956–62 Minister of Defense)
Munich 6.9.1915 – Regensburg 9.10.1988.
Portrait shot, around 1980.
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Franz Josef Strauß (1915 - 1988)
Franz Josef Strauss, 1915 – 1988,
German politician. He was the long-time chairman of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) from 1961 until 1988, member of the federal cabinet in different positions between 1953 and 1969 and minister-president of the state of Bavaria from 1978 until 1988. Strauss is also credited as a co-founder of European aerospace conglomerate Airbus.