List of Federal Presidents of Austria

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This is a list of Federal Presidents of Austria since the establishment of that office in 1919.

List of officeholders (since 1919)[edit]

Federal President of the Republic of German-Austria (1919)[edit]

President
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate Notes
# Elected
1 Karl Seitz
(1869–1950)
Karl Seitz cropped.JPG 5 March 1919 21 October 1919 SDAPÖ
Social Democratic Workers' Party of Austria
1

Federal Presidents of the First Republic of Austria (1919–1934)[edit]

President
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate Notes
# Elected
(1) Karl Seitz
(1869–1950)
Karl Seitz cropped.JPG 21 October 1919 9 December 1920 SDAPÖ
Social Democratic Workers' Party of Austria
1
2 Michael Hainisch
(1858–1940)
Michael Hainisch.jpg 9 December 1920 9 December 1924 Non-partisan 1 1920
9 December 1924 10 December 1928 2 1924
3 Wilhelm Miklas
(1872–1956)
WilhelmMiklas37840v.jpg 10 December 1928 4 March 1933 CS
Christian Social Party
1 1928
(3) 4 March 1933 1 May 1934 VF
Fatherland's Front

Federal Presidents of the Federal State of Austria (1934–1938)[edit]

President
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate Notes
# Elected
(3) Wilhelm Miklas
(1872–1956)
WilhelmMiklas37840v.jpg 1 May 1934 10 December 1934 VF
Fatherland's Front
1
10 December 1934 13 March 1938 2 1934
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
(1892–1946)[1]
Bundesarchiv Bild 119-5243, Wien, Arthur Seyß-Inquart.jpg 13 March 1938 NSDAP
National Socialist German Workers' Party
Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. Independence restored in 1945.

Federal Presidents of the Second Republic of Austria (since 1945)[edit]

President
(Born–Died)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate Notes
# Elected
4 Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
Karl Renner 1905.jpg 29 April 1945 31 December 1950 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
1 1945 Died in office
Leopold Figl
(1902–1965)
Figl leopold 01b.jpg 31 December 1950 21 June 1951 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
5 Theodor Körner
(1873–1957)
Theodor Körner.jpg 21 June 1951 4 January 1957 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
1 1951 — 52.06%
2,178,631
Died in office
Julius Raab
(1891–1964)
Julius-Raab-1961.jpg 4 January 1957 22 May 1957 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
6 Adolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
Adolf Schärf (cropped).JPG 22 May 1957 22 May 1963 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
1 1957 — 51.1%
2,258,255
Died in office
22 May 1963 28 February 1965 2 1963 — 55.4%
2,473,349
Josef Klaus
(1910–2001)
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F020439-0011, Detail Bundeskanzler Josef Klaus.jpg 28 February 1965 9 June 1965 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
7 Franz Jonas
(1899–1974)
Franz Jonas.jpg 9 June 1965 9 June 1971 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
1 1965 — 50.7%
2,324,436
Died in office
9 June 1971 24 April 1974 2 1971 — 52.8%
2,487,239
Bruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
Kreisky-Koechler-Vienna-1980 Crop.jpg 24 April 1974 8 July 1974 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
8 Rudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
Rudolf Kirchschläger.jpg 8 July 1974 8 July 1980 Non-partisan 1 1974 — 51.7%
2,392,367
8 July 1980 8 July 1986 2 1980 — 79.9%
3,538,748
9 Kurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-M0921-014, Beglaubigungsschreiben DDR-Vertreter in UNO new.png 8 July 1986 8 July 1992 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
1 1986 — 49.6%
2,343,463
10 Thomas Klestil
(1932–2004)
Thomas Klestil.jpg 8 July 1992 8 July 1998 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
[2]
1 1992 — 56.9%
2,528,006
Died in office two days before the expiration of his second term
8 July 1998 6 July 2004 2 1998 — 63.42%
2,644,034
Andreas Khol
(born 1941)
Andreas Khol September 2006.jpg 6 July 2004 8 July 2004 ÖVP
Austrian People's Party
Barbara Prammer
(1954–2014)
Barbara Prammer 2007.JPG SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
Thomas Prinzhorn
(born 1943)
FPÖ
Freedom Party of Austria
11 Heinz Fischer
(born 1938)
Heinz Fischer (Gala-Nacht des Sports 2009).jpg 8 July 2004 8 July 2010 SPÖ
Social Democratic Party of Austria
1 2004 — 52.4%
2,166,690
8 July 2010 Incumbent 2 2010 — 79.33%
2,508,373

See also[edit]

Footnotes and references[edit]

  1. ^ It was Seyss-Inquart in his capacity of Acting Federal President who signed the Anschluss into law.
  2. ^ In 1998 Klestil was supported by SPÖ (Social Democratic Party of Austria), ÖVP (Austrian People's Party) and FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria).

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