Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strauss was born in Munich/West Germany. Strauss has been charter-member of the CSU in 1945, since March 61 he is chairman of this party. He belongs to the ''Bundestag'' since its foundation; at first he has been deputy-chairman of the CDU/CSU ''Bundestags'' - fraction. In Oct. 53 he became Federal Minister of Nuclears and in Oct

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Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strauss was born in Munich/West Germany. Strauss has been charter-member of the CSU in 1945, since March 61 he is chairman of this party. He belongs to the ''Bundestag'' since its foundation; at first he has been deputy-chairman of the CDU/CSU ''Bundestags'' - fraction. In Oct. 53 he became Federal Minister of Nuclears and in Oct
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Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strauss was born in Munich/West Germany. Strauss has been charter-member of the CSU in 1945, since March 61 he is chairman of this party. He belongs to the ''Bundestag'' since its foundation; at first he has been deputy-chairman of the CDU/CSU ''Bundestags'' - fraction. In Oct. 53 he became Federal Minister of Nuclears and in Oct. 56 he took over the office of the Federal Minister of Defence, In 1962 the successful career of the dynamic Bavarian politician was interrupted suddenly by the ''Spiegel''-affaire. But in 1966 he succeeded a political comeback, when he became Federal Minister of Finance in the ''Grobe Koalition''. Since 1968 Franz Josef Strauss is Bavarian Prime Minister. 1979 he was nominated as CDU/CSU candidate for chancellorship for the ''Bundastag''-election, taking place in Oct. 5th 1980. OPS: Franz Josef Strauss as a ''Lion-Master'' (Lion is the Bavarian heraldic animal) (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)

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