Karl Gruber

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Karl Gruber

Karl Gruber (May 3, 1909 in Innsbruck – February 1, 1995 in Innsbruck) was an Austrian politician and diplomat. During World War II, he was working for a German firm in Berlin.[1] After the war, in 1945 he became Landeshauptmann of Tyrol for a short time. He then became Foreign Minister of Austria until 1953.

Karl Gruber served as Austrian ambassador to the United States from 1954 to 1957 and from 1969 to 1972, as ambassador to Spain from 1961 to 1966, as ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1966, and as ambassador to Switzerland from 1972 to 1974.[2]

Gruber was awarded the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Sash in 1954.[3]

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  1. ^ Stephen Dorril, MI-6: Inside the Covert World of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Touchstone 2002 p.119
  2. ^ "Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Karl Gruber" (in German). Austrian Parliament. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Questions to the Chancellor" (PDF). Austrian Parliament. 2012. p. 5. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Franz Hofer
as Gauleiter of Tyrol and Vorarlberg
Governor of Tyrol
Succeeded by
Alfons Weißgatterer
Annexation of Austria by Nazi Germany
Title last held by
Wilhelm Wolf
Foreign Minister of Austria
1945 – 1953
Succeeded by
Leopold Figl
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Max Loewenthal
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
1954 – 1957
Succeeded by
Wilfried Platzer
Preceded by
Ernst Lemberger
Austrian Ambassador to the United States
1969 – 1972
Succeeded by
Arno Halusa