List of governors of Burgenland

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This is a list of governors of the Austrian state of Burgenland, from its establishment as a state within the Republic of Austria in 1921 to the present day:

Name Party From To
First Republic
Robert Davy Landesverwalter 10 March 1921 5 March 1922
Alfred Rausnitz non-partisan 5 March 1922 14 July 1923
Alfred Walheim Greater German 14 July 1923 4 January 1924
Josef Rauhofer Christian Social 4 January 1924 10 January 1928
Anton Schreiner Christian Social 10 January 1928 24 July 1929
Johann Thullner Christian Social 24 July 1929 10 December 1930
Anton Schreiner Christian Social 10 December 1930 25 November 1931
Alfred Walheim Landbund 25 November 1931 22 February 1934
Austrofascism
Hans Sylvester Fatherland's Front 22 February 1934 11 March 1938
Nazi Germany
Tobias Portschy NSDAP 11 March 1938 15 October 1938
On 15 October 1938, the Burgenland was dissolved and its territory divided among the Reichsgaue of Lower Danube and Styria. Portschy was appointed Gauleiter of Styria.
Second Republic
Ludwig Leser Social Democratic (SPÖ) 1 October 1945 4 January 1946
Lorenz Karall People's Party (ÖVP) 4 January 1946 22 June 1956
Johann Wagner ÖVP 22 June 1956 8 August 1961
Josef Lentsch ÖVP 8 August 1961 12 June 1964
Hans Bögl SPÖ 12 June 1964 28 June 1966
Theodor Kery SPÖ 28 June 1966 30 October 1987
Johann Sipötz SPÖ 30 October 1987 18 July 1991
Karl Stix SPÖ 18 July 1991 27 December 2000
Hans Niessl SPÖ 28 December 2000 Incumbent