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Walter Wallmann
Minister President of Hesse
In office
23 April 1987 – 5 April 1991
Preceded byHolger Börner
Succeeded byHans Eichel
President of the Bundesrat
In office
15 May 1987 – 31 October 1987
Preceded byHolger Börner
Succeeded byBernhard Vogel
Personal details
Born(1932-09-24)24 September 1932
Uelzen, Prussia, German Reich
Died21 September 2013(2013-09-21) (aged 80)
Frankfurt, Germany
Political partyCDU

Walter Wallmann (24 September 1932 – 21 September 2013) was a German politician who has served as Lord Mayor of Frankfurt (1977–1986).[1]

Between 1986 and 1987 he was the first Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. The ministry was established by chancellor Helmut Kohl on 6 June 1986 in response to the Chernobyl disaster and formed from departments of the Ministries of the Interior, of Agriculture and of Health. Important state regulations during his tenure were the change of the car tax law for the introduction of low emission cars and the detergent Act of 5 March 1987.

He left the Federal Ministry for Environment to become the 5th Minister President of Hesse (1987–1991). As Minister-President he also served as the 39th President of the Bundesrat from May to October 1987. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Union.


  1. ^ Mick, Günter. "Zum Tod von Walter Wallmann: Dem Gemeinwesen dienen - Politik". FAZ. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
Political offices Preceded byHolger Börner (SPD) Minister-President of Hesse 1987–1991 Succeeded byHans Eichel (SPD)