This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.Find sources: "Egon Franke" politician – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (February 2022) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Egon Franke
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F048636-0022, Dortmund, SPD-Parteitag, Egon Franke (cropped).jpg
Franke in 1976.
Vice Chancellor of Germany
In office
17 September 1982 – 1 October 1982
PresidentKarl Carstens
ChancellorHelmut Schmidt
Preceded byHans-Dietrich Genscher
Succeeded byHans-Dietrich Genscher
Minister of Intra-German Relations
In office
22 October 1969 – 1 October 1982
ChancellorWilly Brandt
Helmut Schmidt
Preceded byHerbert Wehner
Succeeded byRainer Barzel
Personal details
Born(1913-04-11)11 April 1913
Hanover, Germany
Died26 April 1995(1995-04-26) (aged 82)
Hanover, Germany
Political partySocial Democratic Party

Egon Franke (11 April 1913 – 26 April 1995)[1] was a German politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD). He served as Federal Minister for Intra-German Relations from 1969 to 1982 and, for the short period between the breakup of the SPD-FDP coalition on 17 September 1982 and the constructive vote of no confidence on 1 October of the same year, by which Helmut Kohl replaced Helmut Schmidt, as Vice Chancellor of Germany. With a tenure of 14 days he is, as yet, the vice chancellor with the shortest time in office.

Political offices Preceded byHans-Dietrich Genscher Vice Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany 17 September–1 October 1982 Succeeded byHans-Dietrich Genscher


  1. ^ Childs, David (20 June 1995). "Obituary: Egon Franke". The Independent. Retrieved 14 February 2022.