Franz Bracht

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Franz Bracht
Bracht leaving the Reich Chancellery, 1932
Reich Minister of the Interior
 Weimar Republic
In office
3 December 1932 – 30 January 1933
President Paul von Hindenburg
Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher
Preceded by Wilhelm Freiherr von Gayl
Succeeded by Wilhelm Frick
Personal details
Born Clemens Emil Franz Bracht
(1877-11-23)23 November 1877
Berlin, German Empire
Died 26 November 1933(1933-11-26) (aged 56)
Berlin, Nazi Germany
Nationality German
Political party Centre Party
Alma mater University of Berlin
Occupation Lawyer

Clemens Emil Franz Bracht (23 November 1877 – 26 November 1933) was a German jurist and politician.

Born in Berlin, he studied law at the University of Würzburg and the University of Berlin. He joined the Centre Party and on 18 December 1924 became Supreme Burgomaster (Oberbürgermeister) of Essen. After the Preußenschlag enacted by German Chancellor Franz von Papen and President Paul von Hindenburg, Bracht was appointed a "Deputy Commissioner" for the Interior in the Free State of Prussia on 27 July 1932. He left the Centre Party and resigned as Burgomaster on 31 October 1932.

On 29 October 1932 he had become a Minister without portfolio in Papen's cabinet. Under Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher he briefly served as Reich Minister of the Interior from 3 December 1932. He had to resign, when Hindenburg appointed Hitler Chancellor on 30 January 1933.