Prime Minister of Bavaria

BORN

1941, in the Alpine village of Oberaudorf.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Lawyer.

POLITICAL CAREER

Entered state parliament in 1974. Served as general secretary of the Bavarian Christian Socialist Union (1978-83), chief of staff to the prime minister (1982-88), and state Interior Minister (1988-93).

QUIRKS

A teetotaler in a region where some people drink beer with breakfast.

Data: Christian Socialist Union, BusinessWeek

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