Ewald Bucher
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Bucher in 1964
Member of the Bundestag
In office
6 October 1953 – 19 October 1969
Personal details
Born(1914-07-19)19 July 1914
Rottenburg am Neckar
Died31 October 1991(1991-10-31) (aged 77)
Political partyFDP

Ewald Bucher (19 July 1914 in Rottenburg am Neckar, Kingdom of Württemberg – 31 October 1991 in Mutlangen[1]) was a German politician of the FDP.[2]

He received a Juris Doctor from the University of Munich in 1941 and served then as a soldier in World War II from 1941 to 1944. During the Third Reich, he was a member of the Nazi Party and of the SA. After the Second World War he joined the Free Democratic Party. From 1945 to 1953, he was a lawyer in Schwäbisch Gmünd.

From December 1962 to March 1965, he was West German Minister of Justice. In 1964, he tried to become the West German Bundespräsident, but Heinrich Lübke was re-elected.

From October 1965 to October 1966, he was West German Minister for regional planning, construction and urban development. He and three other FDP-Ministers resigned in October 1966 to make the downfall of Chancellor Ludwig Erhard complete.

From 1953 to 1969, he was a member of the West German Bundestag.

From 1984, he was a member of the CDU.


Herbst, Ludolf; Jahn, Bruno (2002). Vierhaus, Rudolf (ed.). Biographisches Handbuch der Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages. 1949–2002 [Biographical Handbook of the Members of the German Bundestag. 1949–2002] (in German). München: De Gruyter – De Gruyter Saur. p. 1715. ISBN 978-3-11-184511-1.


  1. ^ "Bucher Ewald - Detailseite". LEO-BW (in German). Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Die Mitglieder des Deutschen Bundestages – 1.-13. Wahlperiode: Alphabetisches Gesamtverzeichnis; Stand: 28. Februar 1998" [The members of the German Bundestag – 1st – 13th term of office: Alphabetical complete index] (PDF). webarchiv.bundestag.de (in German). Deutscher Bundestag, Wissenschaftliche Dienste des Bundestages (WD 3/ZI 5). 1998-02-28. Retrieved 2020-05-21.