Vita Prof. Dr. h.c. Manfred Rommel

24.12.1928     Manfred Rommel born in Stuttgart
1956 Passed the German State Examination in Law
1971 Appointed State Secretary of the Finance Department of Baden-Württemberg
1974 Elected mayor of Stuttgart
1977 Permitted the terrorists Gudrun Ensslin, Andreas Baader and Jan Carl Raspe to be buried together in the face of public protest
  Named president of the Association of German Cities
1978 Oversaw the establishment of the suburban railway system in Stuttgart (Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS))
1983 Initiated the building of Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, an indoor arena
1993 Secured the World Championships in Athletics for Stuttgart
  Reorganized Stuttgart’s budget resulting in a major reduction of the city’s debt
1994 Voted for Stuttgart 21, a railway and urban development project
  Formed Verband Region Stuttgart
1996 Modernized the runway at Stuttgart’s airport
  Named Stuttgart’s citizen of honour
2009 Deutsch-Türkisches Forum Stuttgart awards the Manfred-Rommel-Prize for the first time
7.11.2013 Manfred Rommel dies in Stuttgart (age 84)
2018 First applications accepted for the Manfred-Rommel-Scholarship by Stuttgart

 

Manfred-Rommel-Prize Manfred-Rommel-Scholarship
Manfred Rommel has been elected mayor of Stuttgart (picture: Burkhard Hüdig).