Second Cabinet of Konrad Adenauer
Cabinet Adenauer II
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2nd Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
20 October 1953 – 15 October 1957
(until 29 October 1957 as caretaker government)
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Date formed20 October 1953
Date dissolved29 October 1957
(4 years, 1 week and 2 days)
People and organisations
PresidentTheodor Heuss
ChancellorKonrad Adenauer
Vice-ChancellorFranz Blücher
Member partyChristian Democratic Union
Christian Social Union
Free Democratic Party
German Party (DP)
Opposition partySocial Democratic Party
Opposition leaderErich Ollenhauer (SPD)
History
Election(s)1953 West German federal election
Legislature term(s)2nd Bundestag
PredecessorAdenauer I
SuccessorAdenauer III

The Second Adenauer cabinet led by Konrad Adenauer was sworn in on 20 October 1953 after the 1953 elections. It laid down its function after the formation of the Cabinet Adenauer III on 29 October 1957, which was formed following the 1957 elections.

Composition

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Chancellor20 October 195329 October 1957 CDU
Vice-Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation
20 October 195329 October 1957 FDP (1953–1956)
FVP (1956–)
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Konrad Adenauer
20 October 19536 June 1955 CDU
6 June 195529 October 1957 CDU
Federal Minister of the Interior20 October 195329 October 1957 CDU
Federal Minister of Justice20 October 195316 October 1956 FDP (1953–1956)
FVP (1956–)
16 October 195629 October 1957 DP
Federal Minister of Finance20 October 195329 October 1957 CSU
Federal Minister of Economics20 October 195329 October 1957 independent (politician)
Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture, and Forestry20 October 195329 October 1957 CDU
Federal Minister of Labour20 October 195329 October 1957 CDU
Federal Minister for Transport20 October 195329 October 1957 DP
Federal Minister for Post and Communications1 April 195020 October 1953 CSU
Federal Minister of Public Housing
Hermann-Eberhard Wildermuth
20 October 19539 March 1952 FDP
Fritz Neumayer
19 July 195220 October 1953 FDP
Federal Minister of All-German Affairs20 October 195329 October 1957 CDU
Federal Minister for Affairs of the Federal Council20 October 195326 May 1955 DP
Hans-Joachim von Merkatz
20 October 195329 October 1957 DP

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