List of Ministers-President of Thuringia

The office of Minister-President of Thuringia was established at the state's first formation in 1920. On 23 July 1952 the state, then part of the socialist German Democratic Republic (East Germany), was abolished. On 3 October 1990, the state was re-established and joined the Federal Republic of Germany; since then it has been one of the country's sixteen constituent states (Länder).


Weimar Republic, Nazi Germany and German Democratic Republic (1920–1952)Edit

Political Party:   SPD   DDP   DVP   Landbund   NSDAP   SED   Military   None

Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Days
1   August Frölich
(1st term)
(1867–1964)
1 May 1920 11 November 1920 194 Social Democratic Party of Germany
2   Arnold Paulssen
(1st term)
(1864–1942)
11 November 1920 6 October 1921 329 German Democratic Party
3   August Frölich
(2nd term)
(1867–1964)
7 October 1921 21 February 1924 867 Social Democratic Party of Germany
  Paul Hasse
(1864–1945)
Military Administrator 108 Martial law
enforced by Reichswehr
8 November 1923 24 February 1924
4   Richard Leutheußer
(1867–1942)
21 February 1924 6 November 1928 1720 German People's Party
5   Arnold Paulssen
(2nd term)
(1864–1942)
6 November 1928 22 January 1930 442 German Democratic Party
6   Erwin Baum
(1868–1950)
23 January 1930 26 August 1932 946 Landbund
7   Fritz Sauckel
(1894–1946)
Ministerpräsident 255 National Socialist German Workers' Party
26 August 1932 8 May 1933
Reichsstatthalter 4359
6 May 1933 12 April 1945
8   Willy Marschler
(1893–1952)
8 May 1933 12 April 1945 4357 National Socialist German Workers' Party
9   Hermann Brill
(1895–1959)
7 May 1945 16 July 1945 70 Social Democratic Party of Germany
10   Rudolf Paul
(1893–1978)
16 July 1945 1 September 1947 777 Non-partisan
(until 1946)
Socialist Unity Party of Germany
(from 1946)
11   Werner Eggerath
(1900–1977)
2 September 1947 23 July 1952 1786 Socialist Unity Party of Germany

Federal Republic of Germany (since 1990)Edit

Political Party:   CDU   The Left   FDP

Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Days
1   Josef Duchac
(born 1938)
Landesbevollmächtigter 36 Christian Democratic Union
3 October 1990 8 November 1990
Ministerpräsident 454
8 November 1990 5 February 1992
2   Bernhard Vogel
(born 1932)
5 February 1992 5 June 2003 4138 Christian Democratic Union
3   Dieter Althaus
(born 1958)
5 June 2003 30 October 2009 2339 Christian Democratic Union
4   Christine Lieberknecht
(born 1958)
30 October 2009 5 December 2014 1862 Christian Democratic Union
5   Bodo Ramelow
(born 1956)
5 December 2014 5 February 2020 1888 The Left
6   Thomas Kemmerich
(born 1965)
5 February 2020 4 March 2020 28 Free Democratic Party
(5)   Bodo Ramelow
(born 1956)
4 March 2020 Incumbent 310 The Left

See alsoEdit