After serving simply because both Leader from the German Bundesrat (through the early 1980s) and Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia (in the late 1970s before later 1990s), this Public Democratic Party politician took office simply because Leader of Germany and led his country from 1999 until 2004. He started his political profession as an associate from the Wuppertal Town Council and continued to serve as the city’s mayor. He was afterwards elected to North Rhine-Westphalia’s local Landtag parliament. Beneath the administration of Leader Heinz Kühn, he offered as German Minister of Research and Education. While developing up in Wuppertal, Rhine Province, Germany, he belonged to a Nazi level of resistance movement inside the German Protestant Cathedral. He later wedded Christina Rau and elevated three kids. Like his politics mentor, Western world German Leader Gustav Heinemann, Rau belonged to the All-German People’s Party before moving his allegiance towards the Public Democratic Party.