Strauss shaped post-war Bavaria and polarized the public like few others. The West German politician Franz Josef Strauss (1915-1988) was a founder of the Christian Social Union and its standard bearer for four decades. He became chairman of the CSU in 1961. Strauss himself was exonerated by the courts on the charge of acting against the constitution. After Helmut Kohl's first run for chancellor in 1976 failed, Strauss cancelled the alliance between the CDU and CSU parties in the Bundestag, a decision which he only reversed months later when the CDU threatened to extend their party to Bavaria (where the CSU holds a political monopoly for the conservatives). In 1945 he served as translator for the US army. Munich Airport, also known as Franz Josef Strauss Airport (IATA: MUC) - A guide to flight information, live arrival and departure schedules, airport parking, car hire, accommodation and everything else about Munich … His association with several large-scale scandals made many politicians distance themselves from him. After Germany ordered the fighter planes from Lockheed, many more European governments started to place their trust in the Starfighter and ordered more planes, saving Lockheed from financial ruin. 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[7] After a bad attack of influenza, Strauss was unable to play the horn for 18 months, but continued to play in the Court Opera orchestra as a violist, in which capacity he took part in the first performance in Munich of Wagner's Tannhäuser. He was the chairman of the Christian Social Union, member of the federal cabinet in different positions and long-time minister-president of the state of Bavaria. [4] He lived a single life until 1863, when he married Josephine Pschorr (1837–1910), the daughter of a wealthy Munich brewer. Schmidt's victory was seen by Kohl's supporters as a vindication of their man, and though the rivalry between Kohl and Strauss persisted for years, once the CDU/CSU was able to take power in 1982, it was Kohl who became chancellor. Franz Josef Strauss (German: Strauß [fʁants jɔzɛf ʃtʁaʊs]; 6 September 1915 – 3 October 1988) was a German politician. He was minister president of Bavaria beginning in 1978. At the age of 15, through the influence of George Walter, Strauss was appointed to the private orchestra of Duke Max in Munich, where he remained for ten years. His outspoken right-leaning political standpoints made him an opponent of more moderate politicians and the entire political left. [6] In 1871, he was appointed professor at the Royal School of Music; he was given the rank of Kammermusiker of the Bavarian court in 1873. Among his earliest compositions were a Romance, Les Adieux, and a Fantasy on Schubert's Sehnsuchtswalzer, both for horn and orchestra with alternative versions for horn and piano. But many, if not most, observers at the time believed that the CDU had concluded that Helmut Schmidt's SPD was likely unbeatable in 1980, and felt that they had nothing to lose in running Strauss. While he ran for the chancellorship as the candidate of the CDU/CSU in 1980, for the rest of his life Strauss never again held federal office. Strauss was one of the few Western leaders, if not the only one, to visit the isolationist Albania in decades. Wagner said, "Strauss is a detestable fellow but when he blows his horn one cannot sulk with him. The horn player Franz Joseph Strauss (1822 – 1905) was already 42 years old when his second wife gave birth to Richard (the first wife died from cholera). His policies contributed to changing Bavaria from an agrarian state to one of Germany's leading industry centres, and one of the wealthiest regions of Germany. In cooperation with the SPD minister for economy, Karl Schiller, he developed a groundbreaking economic stability policy; the two ministers, quite unlike in physical appearance and political background, were popularly dubbed Plisch und Plum [de], after two dogs in a 19th-century cartoon by Wilhelm Busch.[8]. Strauss wrote a book called The Grand Design, in which he set forth his views of how the future unification of Europe might be achieved.[9]. [5] Among the players was his son, who learned the practicalities of orchestration there, and wrote some of his first compositions for the orchestra. [citation needed] They were good friends, which Strauss later denied, in a denial belied by the fact that Strauss had attended Hauser's wedding. Strauss was born in Parkstein, Bavaria. Rudolf Augstein, owner and editor-in-chief of the influential Der Spiegel magazine, published German defense information that Strauss's department alleged was top secret. He was minister president of Bavaria beginning in 1978. Franz Strauss, 1803 - 1878 Franz Strauss 1803 1878 Minnesota Franz Strauss was born on month day 1803, at birth place , to Mathias Straus and Catherina (Katharina) Straus (born Kirsch) . After the war, in 1945, he was appointed deputy Landrat (chief executive and representative of the district) of Schongau by the American military government and was involved in founding the local party organization of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). He became prominent in the Bavarian Christian Social Union (the Bavarian wing of the Christian Democratic Union) after World War II. Hauser worked for U.S. Intelligence and Strauss was Hauser's translator. [1] Georg's son Benno Walter was later to become the first violin teacher of Franz's son Richard and dedicatee of some of his works. Born in Munich on 6 September 1915, as the second child of a butcher, Strauss studied German letters, history and economics at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich from 1935 to 1939. Strauss was a strong Bavarian monarchist. For more info on runway data, facts and reviews, see World Airport Codes. 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