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Hans Bredow: Biography


 
1879 born on November 26 in Schlawe (Pomerania)
1900 begins his studies in electrical engineering in Cöthen (Anhalt)
1908 executive director of the "Gesellschaft für drahtlose Telegraphie m.b.H. [The Company for Wireless Telegraphy Ltd.]" (Telefunken) in Berlin  #noch ein Foto von Hans Bredow rein. 
1919 head of department and director of the newly-founded Department for Wireless Telegraphy in the Ministry of Posts in the Weimar Republic, central authority for the entire German radio communications in Berlin
1926 commissioner for Broadcasting in the Ministry of Posts, chairman of the administrative board of the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft [Reich Broadcasting Corporation] (R.R.G.), umbrella organisation of broadcasting companies
1933 Bredow requests for permission to resign on January 30; on Oktober 25 the 15-months-period of his pretrial detention begins
1934 the show trial by the Nazis against Bredow on November 5 Start for suspected corruption begins: first he was sentenced, then his case was dismissed in March 1938
1937-1945 work-ban, retires in 1939, establishes a historical radio archive in Wiesbaden
1945 district president of Hesse-Nassau in Wiesbaden, May to September
1945-1953 chairman of the supervisory board of the Buderus'sche Eisenwerke und Edelstahlwerke Röchling-Buderus ; supervisory board member of the Philipp Holzmann-AG
1946 proposal for restructuring of broadcasting
1947 memorandum "Draft of a Broadcasting Act"
1949-1951 chairman of the administrative board of the Hessian Broadcasting Company
1954 awarded the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
1959 died on January 9 in Wiesbaden

 

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