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Michael Glos

In office
November 22, 2005 – February 10, 2009
Preceded by Wolfgang Clement
Succeeded by Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

Born December 14, 1944 (1944-12-14) (age 65)
Brünnau, Germany
Nationality German
Political party Christian Social Union (CSU)
Profession Miller

Michael Glos (born December 14, 1944 in Brünnau) is a German politician (CSU) who served as Minister for Economics and Technology from November 22, 2005, until February 10, 2009.

After the secondary school level, he made an apprenticeship as miller and became master in 1967. Starting 1968, he managed his parents' flour mill in Prichsenstadt.

Since 1970, Glos is a member of the CSU. In 1972 he was the first chairman of the CSU-chapter of his hometown Prichsenstadt. From 1975 to 1993, he was chairman of the CSU-district of Kitzingen. Since 1976 he is part of the executive board of the CSU Lower Franconia. Since then he is member of presidency of the CSU Bavaria. Since 1993, he is chairman of the CSU Bavaria and deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group.

From 1972 to 1978, he was member of the district council of Prichsenstadt and, from 1975 to 1993, member of the council of the district (Kreistag) of Kitzingen. In 1976, Glos was elected to the Bundestag.

Glos is married and father of two children. His third child died in a car crash near Munich in 1997.

On February 7th, 2009, he offered his resignation as Minister for Economics and Technology, which was first denied by Horst Seehofer,[1][2] but later accepted.[3]


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