Born 1902, joined the NSDAP in 1932 and the SS in 1933. Stuckart was from a modest background, his rise through the ranks of the civil service due to his talent and his dedication to the National Socialist cause. He was a co-author of the Nuremburg Laws, developed a 'Generalplan West' (never fully implemented) and was in charge of the re-organisation of the Interior Ministry after the attempted putsch by SS hardliners in 1944 and the purging of Heinrich Himmler.
He held the position of Interior Minister until he was forced into retirement after choosing the wrong side in the power struggle between Baldur von Schirach and Arthur Seyss-Inquart. There were suggestions he was involved with Josef Buehler in misappropriating state property during the war.