Carl Claussen (born in Bremerhaven and died in Hamburg) was a member of the Company's Supervisory Board from 1920, the date Beiersdorf GmbH was founded. Initially employed in his father's forwarding agency until 1927/28, he took over as Chairman of the Executive Board in 1933 after Dr. Willy Jacobsohn resigned for political reasons. He managed the company throughout the National Socialist era until 1954. Claussen had married Martha Pulvermacher, a niece of Dr. Oscar Troplowitz, in 1908. He started rebuilding the Company following the end of the war, a task that his son Georg Wilhelm Claussen continued.