List of Presidents of Austria

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

List of officeholders (1919–present)[edit]

Presidents of Austria during the Interwar period[edit]

Bundespräsident Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
1
Karl Seitz
Seitz, KarlKarl Seitz
(1869–1950)
5 March 19199 December 19201 year, 279 daysSPÖ
2
Michael Hainisch
Hainisch, MichaelMichael Hainisch
(1858–1940)
9 December 192010 December 19288 years, 1 dayNonpartisan1920
1924
3
Wilhelm Miklas
Miklas, WilhelmWilhelm Miklas
(1872–1956)
10 December 192813 March 19389 years, 93 daysCS
VF
1928
1934
-
Arthur Seyss-Inquart
Seyss-Inquart, ArthurArthur Seyss-Inquart
(1892–1946)
Acting
[a][b]
13 March 193813 March 19380 daysNSDAP

Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938 (see Austria under National Socialism for details). Independence restored in 1945.

Presidents of Austria after the end of World War II[edit]

† denotes people who died in office.

Bundespräsident Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
4
Karl Renner
Renner, KarlKarl Renner
(1870–1950)
20 December 194531 December 1950 †5 years, 11 daysSPÖ1945
-
Leopold Figl
Figl, LeopoldLeopold Figl
(1902–1965)
Acting
[c]
31 December 195021 June 1951172 daysÖVP
5
Theodor Körner
Körner, TheodorTheodor Körner
(1873–1957)
21 June 19514 January 1957 †5 years, 197 daysSPÖ1951
-
Julius Raab
Raab, JuliusJulius Raab
(1891–1964)
Acting
[c]
4 January 195722 May 1957138 daysÖVP
6
Adolf Schärf
Schärf, AdolfAdolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
22 May 195728 February 1965 †7 years, 282 daysSPÖ1957
1963
-
Josef Klaus
Klaus, JosefJosef Klaus
(1910–2001)
Acting
[c]
28 February 19659 June 1965101 daysÖVP
7
Franz Jonas
Jonas, FranzFranz Jonas
(1899–1974)
9 June 196524 April 1974 †8 years, 319 daysSPÖ1965
1971
-
Bruno Kreisky
Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
Acting
[c]
24 April 19748 July 197475 daysSPÖ
8
Rudolf Kirchschläger
Kirchschläger, RudolfRudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
8 July 19748 July 198612 years, 0 daysNonpartisan1974
1980
9
Kurt Waldheim
Waldheim, KurtKurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
8 July 19868 July 19926 years, 0 daysÖVP1986
10
Thomas Klestil
Klestil, ThomasThomas Klestil
(1932–2004)
8 July 19926 July 2004 †11 years, 364 daysÖVP1992
1998
-
Andreas Khol
Khol, AndreasAndreas Khol
(born 1941)
Acting
[d]
6 July 20048 July 20042 daysÖVP
-
Barbara Prammer
Prammer, BarbaraBarbara Prammer
(1954–2014)
Acting
[e]
6 July 20048 July 20042 daysSPÖ
-
Thomas Prinzhorn
Prinzhorn, ThomasThomas Prinzhorn
(born 1943)
Acting
[f]
6 July 20048 July 20042 daysFPÖ
11
Heinz Fischer
Fischer, HeinzHeinz Fischer
(born 1938)
8 July 20048 July 201612 years, 0 daysSPÖ2004
2010
-
Doris Bures
Bures, DorisDoris Bures
(born 1962)
Acting
[d]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 daysSPÖ
-
Karlheinz Kopf
Kopf, KarlheinzKarlheinz Kopf
(born 1957)
Acting
[e]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 daysÖVP
-
Norbert Hofer
Hofer, NorbertNorbert Hofer
(born 1971)
Acting
[f]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 daysFPÖ
12
Alexander Van der Bellen
Van der Bellen, AlexanderAlexander Van der Bellen
(born 1944)
26 January 2017Incumbent1 year, 319 daysGreens2016

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Acting President, as Acting Chancellor of Austria.
  2. ^ It was Seyss-Inquart in his capacity of Acting President who signed the Anschluss into law.
  3. ^ a b c d Acting President, as Chancellor of Austria.
  4. ^ a b Interim college officeholder, as President of the National Council.
  5. ^ a b Interim college officeholder, as Second President of the National Council.
  6. ^ a b Interim college officeholder, as Third President of the National Council.

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