The Info List - Allied High Commission

The Allied High Commission
Allied High Commission
(also known as the High Commission for Occupied Germany, HICOG; in German Alliierte Hohe Kommission, AHK) was established by the United States
United States
of America, the United Kingdom, and France
after the 1948 breakdown of the Allied Control Council
Allied Control Council
to regulate and supervise the development of the newly established Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany).


The Commission took its seat at the Hotel Petersberg
Hotel Petersberg
near Bonn
and started its work on September 21, 1949. It ceased to function under the terms of the Bonn–Paris conventions, on May 5, 1955. The Occupation Statute
Occupation Statute
specified the prerogatives of the Western allies vis-à-vis the German government, and preserved the right to intervene in areas of military, economic, and foreign policy importance. These rights were revised in the Petersberg Agreement several weeks later. With the creation of the Federal Republic and the institution of the High Commission, the position of the Military Governors was abolished. Instead each of the three Western allies named a High Commissioner. High commissioners:

Country Name Tenure

 France André François-Poncet 21 September 1949 – 5 May 1955

 United Kingdom Sir Brian Robertson 21 September 1949 – 24 June 1950

Sir Ivone Kirkpatrick 24 June 1950 – 29 September 1953

Sir Frederick Millar 29 September 1953 – 5 May 1955

 United States John J. McCloy 2 September 1949 – 1 August 1952

Walter J. Donnelly 1 August 1952 – 11 December 1952

Samuel Reber (acting) 11 December 1952 – 10 February 1953

James Bryant Conant 10 February 1953 – 5 May 1955

See also[edit]

Allied Occupation Zones in Germany History of Germany since 1945


About the Occupation Statute
Occupation Statute
and the Allied High Commission
Allied High Commission

External links[edit]

Records of the U.S. High Commissioner
High Commissioner
for Germany (USHCG) in the National Archives

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Law No. 63 Clarifying the status of German external assets.

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 243485564 GN