List of Presidents of the Council of State of Luxembourg

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The President of the Council of State is the leader of Luxembourg's Council of State.

He or she is appointed by the Grand Duke, along with two Vice Presidents, and the appointment lasts for one year (although it can be renewed). The President of the Council of State must be either a member of the Council of State or the Grand Duke himself. However, to date, the latter option has never been taken, and it has become convention that the Grand Duke cannot be the President.

Note that the position has often been left vacant, so few of the successions were immediate.

List of presidents[edit]

President Start date End date
Gaspard-Théodore-Ignace de la Fontaine 28 Nov 1857 10 Apr 1868
Charles-Mathias Simons  5 Jan 1869  5 Jan 1870
François-Xavier Wurth-Paquet 16 Feb 1870 16 Feb 1871
Vendelin Jurion 15 Mar 1871 15 Mar 1872
Édouard Thilges (1st time) 25 Jul 1872 29 Jul 1874
Emmanuel Servais 27 Dec 1874  8 Nov 1887
Henri Vannérus (1st time) 15 Feb 1888 15 Feb 1889
Édouard Thilges (2nd time) 15 Feb 1889 23 May 1895
Henri Vannérus (2nd time) 23 May 1895 28 Dec 1914
Victor Thorn (1st time) 28 Dec 1914  3 Mar 1915
Victor Thorn (2nd time)  6 Nov 1915 24 Feb 1916
Mathias Mongenast  1 Apr 1916 19 Jun 1917
Victor Thorn (3rd time) 19 Jun 1917 15 Sep 1930
Joseph Steichen 27 Feb 1931 20 Feb 1932
Ernest Hamélius 10 Jun 1932 16 Nov 1945
Léon Kauffmann 14 Dec 1945 14 Feb 1952
Félix Welter 14 Feb 1952 30 Jun 1969
Maurice Sevenig  1 Jul 1969 26 Jun 1975
Emile Raus 26 Jun 1975 25 Jun 1976
Albert Goldmann 26 Jun 1976  4 Dec 1976
Ferdinand Wirtgen 20 Dec 1976 30 Sep 1978
Roger Maul  1 Oct 1978 16 Sep 1979
Alex Bonn 21 Sep 1979 18 Jun 1980
François Goerens 20 Jun 1980  2 Aug 1987
Ernest Arendt  6 Aug 1987  6 Aug 1988
Georges Thorn  6 Aug 1988 30 Oct 1991
Jean Dupong  1 Nov 1991 18 May 1994
Paul Beghin 19 May 1994 31 Dec 1999
Raymond Kirsch 14 Jan 2000 13 Jan 2001
Marcel Sauber 15 Jan 2001 11 Mar 2003
Pierre Mores 29 Apr 2003 30 Sep 2007
Alain Meyer 30 Sep 2007 30 Sep 2009
Georges Schroeder 30 Sep 2009  6 Jun 2012
Victor Gillen  7 Aug 2012 Present day

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