Carl Friedrich von Siemens
(September 5 1872
– September 9 1941
in Heinendorf near Potsdam
) was a German Entrepreneur and politician. Carl Friedrich is the youngest son of Werner von Siemens
by his second wife and relative Antonie Siemens
and nephew of Carl Siemens
and William Siemens
In 1899, Carl Friedrich von Siemens joined the Siemens & Halske AG which has been found by his father and was then led by his elder brothers (today Siemens AG). From 1901 to 1908 Siemens was a director of the British filial Siemens Brothers & Co in London and Siemens Brothers Dynamo Works in Stafford. From 1908 to 1912 he established and led the so-called Übersee-Abteilung which was responsible for the company’s activities abroad. He became CEO of the Siemens-Schuckertwerke in Berlin in 1912 and chairman of the supervisory board of both Siemens-Schuckertwerke and Siemens & Halske AG in 1919. In this position he was responsible for the resurrection of the Siemens Group after the First World War.
Apart from his business activities, Carl Friedrich von Siemens was engaged in several organisations. From 1920 to 1924 he was member of the Reichstag for the Deutsche Demokratische Partei. From 1924 to 1934 Siemens was chairman of the administrative board of the German State Railways (Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft).
Married, he was the father of:
- Ernst Albrecht von Siemens
- Ursula von Siemens (August 25 1906, Kingston upon Thames-1980), married on August 19 1931 in Berlin to Hubert Nikolaus Ernst Gebhard Graf Blücher von Wahlstatt (September 19 1902, Radun - May 13 1945, Troppau, on World War II), the parents of:
- Nikolaus Gebhard 8.te Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt (born July 25 1932, Munich), married on April 20 1955 in Reinscheid to Ursula Gromann (born November 4 1929, Essen), the parents of:
- Irene Gabriele Gräfin Blücher von Wahlstatt (August 8 1934, Guernsey - August 8 1954, Guernsey), unmarried and without any issue
- Sibylle Magdalene Gräfin Blücher von Wahlstatt (May 21 1937, Munich - May 25 1994, Munich), unmarried and without any issue
- Wilfried Feldenkirchen / Eberhard Posner, The Siemens Entrepreneurs, Continuity and Change, 1847–2005, Ten Portraits, Munich, 2005.