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Theodor Heuss (1884 - 1963) was a member of the German Democratic Party (DDP) in the Weimar Republic. He was twice elected to parliament. He taught at the Hochschule fuer Politik, Berlin, from 1920 - 1933. Banned from writing by the Nazis, he continued publishing using a pseudonym. After the war, he became the first president of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. He was re-elected in 1954 for the Free Democratic Party (FDP).