Former Minister President of Bavaria who was forced out of office by the German Nazi takeover of 1933. He also served his country as its Minister for Commerce, its Minister for Agriculture, and its Minister for Economy.
He was a co-owner of 2 different newspapers.
The Nazis revoked his pension as former Prime Minister, after which he fled to Lugano, Switzerland and retired from politics.
His father, Johannes Held, was a farmer and musician.
His regime was replaced by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party.