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Egon Klepsch

Egon Alfred Klepsch
17th President of the European Parliament
In office
Preceded by Enrique Barón Crespo
Succeeded by Klaus Hänsch
Personal details
Born (1930-01-30)January 30, 1930
Bodenbach (Podmokly), Czechoslovakia
Died September 18, 2010(2010-09-18) (aged 80)
Koblenz, Germany
Political party CDU, EPP

Egon Alfred Klepsch (January 30, 1930 – September 17/18, 2010.[1][2][3][4]) was a German politician (CDU).

In the years 1963–1969 Dr. Klepsch was Federal leader of the Junge Union. In 1965 he worked briefly as an election campaign manager for Ludwig Erhard. In the same year he was elected to the German Bundestag, to which he belonged until 1980.

Since 1964 Dr. Klepsch had been active at the European level. From 1973 he was a Member of the European Parliament in parallel to the Bundestag. After the first direct election of the parliament in 1979 Klepsch became chairman of the EPP parliamentary group. After he had stood in vain in 1982 for the office of President of the European Parliament, he was elected in 1992 with the support of the EPP and PES parliamentary groups. In 1994 he retired from the European Parliament and became an advisor to Deutschen Vermögensberatungs AG.[5]


Foreign Honours


  1. ^ Ex-Bundestagsabgeordneter Klepsch ist tot. SWR Nachrichten.
  2. ^ Merkel: CDU trauert um Egon Klepsch. news aktuell.
  3. ^ CDU-Politiker Egon Klepsch verstorben.
  4. ^ CDU-Politiker Egon Klepsch verstorben. RP ONLINE.
  5. ^ European Parliament page
  6. ^ Prime Minister of Malta Website, Honorary Appointments to the National Order of Merit
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