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Gustav Streseman (1878 – 1929)
German Politician and Foreign Secretary
Nobel Prize Winner
Stresemann was the son of Ernst Stresemann, a Berlin innkeeper and beer distributor.
He attended the universities of Berlin and Leipzig from 1897 to 1900, first studied literature and history but changed to economics, probably to improve his professional prospects rather than in recognition of his practical gifts. In 1900 he received his doctorate with a dissertation entitled "The Growth of the Berlin Bottled-Beer Industry." The subject of his study, based on his knowledge of his father's business and dealing with the decline of a sector of small business as a result of competition from giant industry, was characteristic of his origins as well as of his point of view. It was used against him in future political struggles by the right-wing opposition.
He served as Chancellor in 1923 and Foreign Minister of the Weimar Republic (1923,1924-29)
He was largely responsible for restoring Germanys International status after WW1.
With French Foreign Minister Aristide Briand he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926 for his policy of reconciliation and negotiation.
Brother Gustav was a member of Frederick the Great Lodge No 618 Berlin
He was an Honorary Grand Lodge Officer of the Grand Lodge of the Three Globes.
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