Foreign Minister of Austria

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The list of Austrian Foreign Ministers includes the incumbents of German-Austria, the First Austrian Republic, the Federal State of Austria and the Second Republic from 30 October 1918 up to today. During the time of the Anschluss to Nazi Germany from 1938 to 1945, Austria had no government in its own right.

The current Foreign Minister of Austria is Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP), serving in the cabinet of Chancellor Werner Faymann in this position since 2013.

First Republic (1918 to 1938)[edit]

State Secretaries for Foreign Affairs of German-Austria
Name Term of Office Party
Victor Adler 30 October 1918 – 11 November 1918(†) SDAPÖ
Otto Bauer 21 November 1918 – 26 July 1919 SDAPÖ
Karl Renner* 26 July 1919 – 21 October 1919 SDAPÖ
Foreign Ministers of the First Republic of Austria
Name Term of Office Party
Karl Renner*
State Secretary for Foreign Affairs
21 October 1919 – 22 October 1920 SDAPÖ
Michael Mayr*
State Secretary until 10 November 1920
22 October 1920 – 21 June 1921 CS
Johann Schober* 21 June 1921 – 26 January 1922 public official
Walter Breisky* 26 January 1922 – 27 January 1922 public official
Leopold Hennet 27 January 1922 – 31 May 1922 public official
Alfred Grünberger 31 May 1922 – 20 November 1924 CS
Heinrich Mataja 20 November 1924 – 15 January 1926 CS
Rudolf Ramek** 15 January 1926 – 20 October 1926 CS
Ignaz Seipel** 20 October 1926 – 4 May 1929 CS
Ernst Streeruwitz** 4 May 1929 – 26 September 1929 CS
Johann Schober** 26 September 1929 – 30 September 1930 public official
Ignaz Seipel 30 September 1930 – 4 December 1930 CS
Johann Schober 4 December 1930 – 29 January 1932 public official
Karl Buresch** 29 January 1932 – 20 May 1932 CS
Engelbert Dollfuß** 20 May 1932 – 1 May 1934 CS/VF
Foreign Ministers of the Federal State of Austria
Name Term of Office Party
Engelbert Dollfuß** 1 May 1932 – 10 July 1934 VF
Stephan Tauschitz 10 July 1934 – 3 August 1934 Landbund/VF
Egon Berger-Waldenegg 3 August 1934 – 14 May 1936 VF
Kurt Schuschnigg** 14 May 1936 – 11 July 1936 VF
Guido Schmidt 11 July 1936 – 11 March 1938 VF
Wilhelm Wolf 11 March 1938 – 13 March 1938 NSDAP

*also State or Federal Chancellor
**as Federal Chancellor

Second Republic (since 1945)[edit]

Foreign Ministers of the Second Republic
Name Term of Office Party
Karl Gruber
State Secretary until 20 December 1945
26 September 1945 – 26 November 1953 ÖVP
Leopold Figl 26 November 1953 – 9 June 1959 ÖVP
Bruno Kreisky 9 June 1959 – 19 April 1966 SPÖ
Lujo Toncic-Sorinj 19 April 1966 – 19 January 1968 ÖVP
Kurt Waldheim 19 January 1968 – 21 April 1970 no party affiliation
Rudolf Kirchschläger 21 April 1970 – 23 June 1974 no party affiliation
Erich Bielka 23 June 1974 – 30 September 1976 no party affiliation
Willibald Pahr 30 September 1976 – 24 May 1983 no party affiliation
Erwin Lanc 24 May 1983 – 10 September 1984 SPÖ
Leopold Gratz 10 September 1984 – 16 June 1986 SPÖ
Peter Jankowitsch 16 June 1986 – 21 January 1987 SPÖ
Alois Mock 21 January 1987 – 4 May 1995 ÖVP
Wolfgang Schüssel 4 May 1995 – 4 February 2000 ÖVP
Benita Ferrero-Waldner 4 February 2000 – 20 October 2004 ÖVP
Ursula Plassnik 20 October 2004 – 2 December 2008 ÖVP
Michael Spindelegger 2 December 2008 – 16 December 2013 ÖVP
Sebastian Kurz since 16 December 2013 ÖVP

See also[edit]