Alfons Gorbach

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Alfons Gorbach
Alfons Gorbach.jpg
Chancellor of Austria
In office
April 11, 1961 – April 2, 1964
President Adolf Schärf
Deputy Bruno Pittermann
Preceded by Julius Raab
Succeeded by Josef Klaus
Personal details
Born September 2, 1898
Imst/Tyrol, Austria
Died July 31, 1972
Graz/Styria, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Political party ÖVP

Alfons Gorbach (September 2, 1898, Imst – July 31, 1972, Graz) was an Austrian politician who served as Chancellor of Austria from 1961-64.

From 1929-32, Gorbach was a municipal councillor in Graz. After the Anschluss with Germany in 1938, Gorbach was held as a political prisoner at Dachau from 1938–42, and again at Flossenburg from 1944 until the end of World War II.

A member of the Austrian People's Party, Gorbach was president of the National Council of Austria from 1945–53 and again from 1956-61. After his three years as Chancellor, he returned to the National Council where he served until 1970.

External links[edit]

Alfons Gorbach in the Aeiou Encyclopedia (German) (German)

Political offices
Preceded by:
Julius Raab
Chancellor of Austria
1961-1964
Succeeded by:
Josef Klaus