Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday Of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strau was born in Munich/West Germany. Straub 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 Special Assignments, in Oct 55 Federal Minister of Nuclear and in Oct.56 he took over the office of the Federal Minister of Defence

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Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday Of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strau was born in Munich/West Germany. Straub 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 Special Assignments, in Oct 55 Federal Minister of Nuclear and in Oct.56 he took over the office of the Federal Minister of Defence
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Sep. 09, 1980 - Birthday Of Franz Josef Strauss: 65 years ago, on Sept. 6th 1915, Franz Josef Strau~ was born in Munich/West Germany. Straub 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 Special Assignments, in Oct 55 Federal Minister of Nuclear 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 hesucceeded a political comeback, when he became Federal Minister of Finance in the ''Grobe Koalition''. Since 1968 Franz Josef Straub is Bavarian Prime Minister. 1979 he was nominated as CDU/CSU candidate for chancellorship for the ''Bundestag'' - election, taking place in Oct.5th 1980. Photo Shows Franz Josef Straub when he was Minister of Defense in 1960 congratulating Lieutenant -- General Kammhuber, after the Inspectorate of the ~~~~~~ had made his first flight in a (Credit Image: Keystone Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS)