List of Federal 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]

Political Party:   SDAPÖ/SPÖ   CS/ÖVP   VF   NSDAP   FPÖ   GRÜNE   None

Key: Died in office

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

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate
Elected
1 Karl Seitz
(1869–1950)
Karl Seitz cropped.JPG 5 March 1919 21 October 1919 Social Democratic Workers' Party 1

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

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate
Elected
(1) Karl Seitz
(1869–1950)
Karl Seitz cropped.JPG 21 October 1919 9 December 1920 Social Democratic Workers' Party 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 1 May 1934 Christian Social Party 1 1928
(3) Fatherland Front

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

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

Presidents of the Second Austrian Republic (1945–present)[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Party Presidential mandate
Elected
4 Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
Karl Renner 1905.jpg 20 December 1945 31 December 1950 Socialist Party 1 1945
Leopold Figl
(1902–1965)
Acting President, as
Chancellor
Figl leopold 01b.jpg 31 December 1950 21 June 1951 Austrian People's Party
5 Theodor Körner
(1873–1957)
21 June 1951 4 January 1957 Socialist Party 1 1951 — 52.06%
2,178,631
Julius Raab
(1891–1964)
Acting President, as
Chancellor
Julius-Raab-1961.jpg 4 January 1957 22 May 1957 Austrian People's Party
6 Adolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
Adolf Schärf (cropped).JPG 22 May 1957 22 May 1963 Socialist Party 1 1957 — 51.1%
2,258,255
22 May 1963 28 February 1965 2 1963 — 55.4%
2,473,349
Josef Klaus
(1910–2001)
Acting President, as
Chancellor
Josef Klaus 1964.jpg 28 February 1965 9 June 1965 Austrian People's Party
7 Franz Jonas
(1899–1974)
Franz Jonas.jpg 9 June 1965 9 June 1971 Socialist Party 1 1965 — 50.7%
2,324,436
9 June 1971 24 April 1974 2 1971 — 52.8%
2,487,239
Bruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
Acting President, as
Chancellor
Kreisky-Koechler-Vienna-1980 Crop.jpg 24 April 1974 8 July 1974 Socialist Party
8 Rudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
Rudolf Kirchschläger.jpg 8 July 1974 8 July 1980 Non-partisan[2] 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 Austrian People's Party 1 1986 — 53.9%
2,464,787
10 Thomas Klestil
(1932–2004)
Thomas Klestil.jpg 8 July 1992 8 July 1998 Austrian People's Party[3] 1 1992 — 56.9%
2,528,006
8 July 1998 6 July 2004 2 1998 — 63.42%
2,644,034
Andreas Khol
(1941–)
Interim college officeholder, as
President of the National Council
Andreas Khol September 2006 (cropped).jpg 6 July 2004 8 July 2004 Austrian People's Party
Barbara Prammer
(1954–2014)
Interim college officeholder, as
Second President of the National Council
Prammer - Portrait 2.jpg Social Democratic Party
Thomas Prinzhorn
(1943–)
Interim college officeholder, as
Third President of the National Council
Freedom Party of Austria
11 Heinz Fischer
(1938–)
Heinz Fischer (Gala-Nacht des Sports 2009).jpg 8 July 2004 8 July 2010 Social Democratic Party 1 2004 — 52.4%
2,166,690
8 July 2010 8 July 2016 2 2010 — 79.33%
2,508,373
Doris Bures
(1962–)
Interim college officeholder, as
President of the National Council
Doris Bures Eröffnung Bahnhof Sankt Pölten 2010.jpg 8 July 2016 26 January 2017 Social Democratic Party
Karlheinz Kopf
(1957–)
Interim college officeholder, as
Second President of the National Council
Karlheinz Kopf 2014.jpg Austrian People's Party
Norbert Hofer
(1971–)
Interim college officeholder, as
Third President of the National Council
Norbert Hofer 2016 (cropped).JPG Freedom Party of Austria
12 Alexander Van der Bellen
(1944–)
Alexander Van der Bellen 2016 (cropped).jpg 26 January 2017 Incumbent The Greens – The Green Alternative
(nominally elected as independent)
1 2016
53,8%
2,472,892

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ It was Seyss-Inquart in his capacity of Acting Federal President who signed the Anschluss into law.
  2. ^ Endorsed by the Socialist Party in 1974.
  3. ^ In 1998 Klestil was supported by Social Democratic Party of Austria, Austrian People's Party and Freedom Party of Austria.

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