Rupert Scholz

Rupert Scholz
German Federal Minister of Defence
In office
18 May 1988  21 April 1989
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Manfred Wörner
Succeeded by Gerhard Stoltenberg
Member of the German Bundestag
In office
20 December 1990  17 October 2002
Personal details
Born (1937-05-23) 23 May 1937
Berlin, Germany
Political party Christian Democratic Union (1983–present)
Alma mater Free University of Berlin;
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Occupation Professor for Public Law

Rupert Scholz (born 23 May 1937 in Berlin) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union.


Scholz was a law professor before assuming ministerial role.[1] He was the federal minister of defence from 1988 to 1989 in the cabinet led by the then prime minister Helmut Kohl.[2] Gerhard Stoltenberg succeeded him in the post in the cabinet reshuffle.[2] Scholz also served as Berlin senator.[2]

In 2007, Scholz stated that Germany should strive to become a nuclear power.[3]


  1. Williams, Carol J. (13 April 1989). "Defense Minister Fired in Cabinet Shake-Up; Eight Posts Changed". AP. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 Tuohy, William (14 April 1989). "Kohl Shuffles Cabinet to Aid Image Before Election". Los Angeles Times. Bonn. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. Tagesspiegel: Ex-Minister: Atomwaffen für Deutschland 27 January 2007 (German)
Political offices
Preceded by
Manfred Wörner
Federal Minister of Defence (Germany)
Succeeded by
Gerhard Stoltenberg
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