Walter Scheel was born on was born on July 8, 1919, and died on August 24, 2016.
He was a German politician.
Scheel was member of the Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP), he first served in government as Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development from 1961 to 1966.
Walter had led the FDP from 1968 to 1974.
At the time of the Chancellorship of Willy Brandt, Sheel was Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor.
He then became acting Chancellor of West Germany from 7 to 16 of May 1974 following Brandt’s resignation after the Guillaume Affair.
Scheel was elected shortly after as President of West Germany, remaining in the role until 1979.
Walter Scheel passed away at 97 years old.