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Theo "Döres" Burauen
Birth: Oct. 19, 1906
Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Oct. 23, 1987
Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Mayor of Cologne 1956-1973. He was a member of the SPD (Social Democratic Party) in his youth until the party was outlawed by the Third Reich in 1933. This cost him a regular job, so he worked at various odd jobs until the war broke out, whereupon he was part of an air raid brigade. In 1946 he was elected to the Cologne City Council, and became Mayor of Cologne in 1956. He was also a member of the Nordrhein-Westfalen State Parliament from 1954 to 1966. He was considered by many in Cologne to be one of the most popular mayors in the city's history. During his time in office, the Severin and Zoo bridges were built, and new buildings for the city opera, sports college, and Wallraf-Richartz Museum were constructed. The Cologne City Hall was also rebuilt after its destruction in World War II. After his retirement in 1973, he was declared an Honorary Citizen of Cologne and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Cologne. A senior center, plaza, and high school bear his name. (bio by: Kenneth Gilbert) 
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  Berta Burauen (1904 - 1987)*
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Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Originally Created by: Kenneth Gilbert
Record added: Nov 01, 2011
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jan. 26, 2014
Rest in Peace, Theo 'Dores'. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 15, 2013
Lieber Herr Burauen, Ihr Name ist mir sehr wohl ein Begriff, da ich als Gummersbacherin im Herzen der schönen Stadt Köln immer sehr nah stand, und weiß, welch große Beliebtheit Sie dank Ihrer klugen und überaus menschlichen Politik in Ihrer Stadt erreicht...(Read more)
- Edda Meinikat
 Added: Mar. 9, 2012
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