Henning Schwarz

Henning Michael Schwarz ( born October 5, 1928 on Good woman wood in Bad Oldesloe, † April 13, 1993 in Kiel ) was a German politician ( CDU).

He was from 1969 to 1979 and from 1983 to 1985 Minister of Justice, 1979-1988 Minister for Federal Affairs, and from 1987 to 1988 Acting Minister -President of Schleswig -Holstein.

Education and work

After participating in the Second World War was black, 1949, the High School and began studying law in Würzburg and Hamburg, which he finished in 1953 with the first in 1957 with the second legal state examination. In 1958, the doctorate in law .. He has since worked as a lawyer and since 1959 also as a notary.


Henning Schwarz was married and had three children, including the CDU MP Sabine Sütterlin Waack. He was the son of the politician Werner Schwarz, who was from 1959 to 1965 Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Forestry.


Since 1948, Black was a member of the CDU.

Member of Parliament

Henning Schwarz was from 1971 to 1975 and from 1979 to 1987 Member of the Landtag of Schleswig -Holstein.

Public offices

On November 3, 1969, he was appointed as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Helmut Lemke. This office he retained even after Gerhard Stoltenberg on May 24, 1971, became Prime Minister. In 1975 he was also appointed Deputy Prime Minister. On 29 May 1979 he joined the Office of the Attorney General in the Office of the Minister for Federal Affairs.

Also known as Barschel was elected on 14 October 1982 the Prime Minister, he remained in the Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs. April 13, 1983 to December 16, 1985, he also took over again the post of Minister of Justice. Because of its differing from the facts statement, " Krause do not come into consideration as the perpetrator ," a case against the former SS officer Waldemar Krause has been set.

After Barschel had resigned as a result of Barschel affair on October 2, 1987, Black took over as acting the business of the Prime Minister of Schleswig- Holstein and led to the election of Björn Engholm on May 31, 1988, a managing state government.