Rita Süssmuth is a German politician who between 1985 and 1988, was the Federal Minister for Youth, Family and Health.
She was also the President of the German Bundestag from 1988 to 1998. Her tenure as President of the German Bundestag was the third longest in the history of the Bundestag.
Between 1994 and 1998, Rita Süssmuth was the President of the European Movement Germany and from 1997 to 2007, she was a member of the Advisory Board and Board of Trustees of the non-profit Bertelsmann Foundation.
Rita Süssmuth Biography
Rita Süssmuth was born on February 17, 1937, in Wuppertal. However, she spent her childhood days in Wadersloh. Her father was the principal of an elementary school and her mother worked in a watch and jewelery shop.
She attended Emsland-Gymnasium in Rheine and successfully graduated in 1956.
Later on, she Romance languages and history in Münster, Tübingen and Paris. She completed on July 20, 1961, after writing the first state examination for teaching.
Rita Süssmuth decided to further her education and so she had her postgraduate studies in educational science, sociology and psychology and had her doctorate degree in 1964.
Rita Süssmuth worked as a scientific assistant at the universities of Stuttgart (with Robert Spaemann ) and Osnabrück from 1963 to 1966 and she was also a lecturer at the University of Education Ruhr.
She taught international comparative education at the Ruhr University in Bochum.
The University of Education Ruhr appointed her as full professor of educational science in 1971 and later in 1973, she also served as a professor at the University of Dortmund.
She is actively involved in the activities of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs as a member of its scientific advisory board.
Rita Süssmuth was director of the Institute for Women and Society in Hanover and this was between 1982 and 1985.
She got appointed to chair an independent commission on immigration in September 2000 by the Minister of the Interior, Otto Schily. The commission had 21 members.
Rita Süssmuth was also tasked to be a member of the newly founded Advisory Commission in connection with the return of cultural property confiscated as a result of Nazi persecution, in particular from Jewish property (“Limbach Commission”).
Rita Süssmuth served as the President of the state-recognized OTA private university in Berlin which later became SRH Hochschule Berlin.
Rita Süssmuth Age
Rita Süssmuth died in 2020 when he was about 83 years old.
University professor, Hans Süssmuth was her husband and they had one daughter. Rita Süssmuth and Hans Süssmuth had five grandchildren.
Does Rita Süssmuth Have Stroke?
It Is not so clear if Rita Süssmuth had stroke or not.
However, of certainty is the fact that Rita Süssmuth died in 2020.
Some of her honors include 1988 – Election for Woman of the Year 1987 by the German Citizens’ Association, 1988 – Bambi, 1989 – Leibniz Medal of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz, 1990 – Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1997 – UNESCO Avicenna Gold Medal, 1997 – Frankfurt Walter Dirks Prize, 2004 – Compass needle of the gay network NRW (for their commitment to AIDS prevention, especially in the gay sector) and 2006 – Magnus Hirschfeld Medal for Sexual Reform.