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Georg Voigt (politician)
|Mayor of Barmen|
|Preceded by||Johannes Gustav Brodzina|
|Succeeded by||Paul Hartmann|
|Mayor of Frankfurt|
|Preceded by||Franz Adickes|
|Succeeded by||Ludwig Landmann|
|Mayor of Marburg|
12 February 1925 – 13 April 1927
|Preceded by||Paul Troje|
|Succeeded by||Johannes Müller|
|Born||(1866-09-16)16 September 1866
Klein-Schellmühl near Danzig, Prussia (Młyniska, Gdańsk)
|Died||13 April 1927(1927-04-13) (aged 60)
Marburg, Weimar Germany
|Political party||NLP / DDP|
|Alma mater||University of Breslau,
Humboldt University of Berlin,
University of Königsberg
Voigt, the son of a hotelier, was born in Klein-Schellmühl near Danzig, Prussia (Młyniska, Gdańsk). He studied law between 1886 and 1890 at the universities of Breslau (Wrocław), Berlin and Königsberg (Kaliningrad). In 1899, Voigt became the mayor of Rixdorf (nowadays a part of Berlin-Neukölln) and was also the mayor of Barmen between 1906 and 1912, before becoming the mayor of Frankfurt. From 1907, he was a member of the Prussian House of Lords for the National Liberal Party, which later became the German Democratic Party.
Voigt was mayor during the French occupation of Frankfurt 6 April - 17 May 1920. He issued a "Severe Warning" calling on the population to remain calm and follow the requests of the occupying troops following the Hauptwache Incident on 7 April.
After losing the 1924 Frankfurt mayoral elections, Voigt was elected in November of that year to be the mayor of Marburg from February 1925, where he governed until his death in April 1927. He was buried in Berlin-Zehlendorf.
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