Brandt, Willy, 1913-1992


Brandt, Willy, 1913-1992


Bio: Willy Brandt (b. Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm, December 18, 1913, Lubeck, Germany-d. October 8, 1992, Unkel, Germany), German statesman and politician. He was mayor of Berlin from 1957 to 1966, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (commonly known as West Germany) from 1969 to 1974, and leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1964 to 1987. Brandt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his efforts to strengthen cooperation in western Europe through the European Economic Commission and to achieve reconciliation between West Germany and the countries of Eastern Europe.


L-R: Mayor Willy Brandt and President Lyndon Baines Johnson. White House, Washington DC, 4/14/1965. Photo # a270-11 by Yoichi Okamoto. White House Photo Office collection, LBJ Presidential Library, public domain.


LBJ Connection: Chairman, German Upper House of Parliament, 1957-1958; Mayor, Berlin, 1957-1966; Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1969-1974