Marie Schlei
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Marie Schlei

Marie Schlei
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Marie Schlei in 1975
Minister of Economic Cooperation

15 December 1976 - 6 February 1978
Helmut Schmidt
Egon Bahr
Rainer Offergeld
Personal details
Marie Stabenow

26 November 1919
Died21 May 1983(1983-05-21) (aged 63)
Political partySocial Democratic Party

Marie Schlei (26 November 1919 – 21 May 1983)[1] was a German politician and a member of Social Democratic Party (SPD). She served as minister of economic cooperation from 1976 to 1978, being the first female head of the ministry.[2]


Schlei was a member of SPD.[3] She was the parliamentary state secretary in the premier's office from 1974 to 1976.[3][4] She was appointed minister of economic cooperation to the cabinet led by Prime Minister Helmut Schmidt on 15 December 1976, replacing Egon Bahr in the post.[1][5] Her appointment was not welcomed by German media due to being a woman.[5] On 16 February 1978, she was replaced by Rainer Offergeld in the post.[1][3]


In 1984, the Marie Schlei Association was founded in Hamburg for her memory to help women in Africa, Asia and Latin America.[6][7] The association develops projects to this end.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Federal German ministries". Rulers. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ Hannelore Börgel (7 October 2009). "Focusing on global processes". The Broker. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Heinrich August Winkler (11 October 2007). Germany: The Long Road West: Volume 2: 1933-1990. Oxford University Press. p. 222. ISBN 978-0-19-150061-9.
  4. ^ Detlef Junker; Philipp Gassert; Wilfried Mausbach; David B. Morris (17 May 2004). The United States and Germany in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1990: A Handbook. Cambridge University Press. p. 477. ISBN 978-0-521-83420-9.
  5. ^ a b Joni Lovenduski (1986). Women and European Politics: Contemporary Feminism and Public Policy. Univ of Massachusetts Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-87023-508-5.
  6. ^ a b "Who we are - what we do". Marie Schlei Association. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Marie-Schlei-Verein e. V." Netzkraft Movement. Retrieved 2013.

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