- Hugo Preuss
- He was alive 1860-1925
- He was a member of the Liberal DDP (German Democratic Party)
- They came into prominence after the first world war.
- He was state secretary for home affairs in the provisional government of 1918-19
- In 1919 he was the main author of a series of proposals for the new constitution.
- Because of his Jewish origins and being a democrat, Preuss was often attacked for being 'un-German'.