Ludwig Theodor Ferdinand Max Wallraf
(18.09.1859 - 06.09.1941)
place of birth:  Köln, Rheinprovinz  (Cologne)
Deutsches Kaiserreich: Staatssekretär des Inneren


Max Wallraf served as Imperial German Minister of the Interior during the latter part of the Great War. Having studied at the Universities of Bonn, Heidelberg, and Leipzig, Wallraf worked his was up through the bureaucratic ranks and was elected to serve as the Mayor of Cologne from October 1907 through August 1917.

Wallraf was called to Berlin during the Great War where he replaced Karl Helfferich as Germany's Minister of the Interior, an office he kept from 23 October 1917 until 7 October 1918. Following the War, Wallraf was one of the founding members of the DNVP, the German National People's Party. He represented the party in Congress from 1924 to 1930, becoming DNVP President in 1925. In his personal life, Herr Wallraf was married to Anni Pauli and was the uncle of Emma Weyer, the spouse of Germany's future Bundeskanzler Konrad Adenauer. Max Wallraf was laid to rest on 6 September 1941 in Oberstdorf, Bavaria, and was later interred at the Melaten Friedhof in his home town of Köln (Cologne).

Innen-Minister  23.10.1917  -  07.10.1918