List of Presidents of the Reichstag (Germany)

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President of the Reichstag
Bundesarchiv Bild 102-13805, Hermann Göring.jpg
Hermann Göring, longest serving and last President of the Reichstag
Seat Reichstag building
Formation March 1871
First holder Eduard von Simson
Final holder Hermann Göring
Abolished 24 April 1945
Succession No immediate successor

President of the Reichstag was the presiding officer of the German national assembly from 1871 to 1918, under the German Empire and again from 1920 to 1945, under the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

Presidents of the Reichstag[edit]

Colour key
(for political parties)
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
Presidents of the Reichstag
1 Eduard von Simson by Fritz Paulsen.jpg Eduard von Simson
(1810–1899)
March 1871 February 1874 Independent
2 Max von forckenberg.jpg Maximilian Franz August von Forckenbeck
(1821–1892)
February 1874 May 1879 Independent
3 Otto Theodor von Seydewitz.jpg Otto Theodor von Seydewitz
(1818–1898)
May 1879 August 1879 Independent
4 No image.png Adolf Graf von Arnim-Boitzenburg
(1832–1887)
February 1880 February 1881 Independent
5 Gustav von Gossler.jpg Gustav Konrad Heinrich von Gossler
(1838–1902)
February 1881 November 1881 Independent
6 No image.png Albert Erdmann Karl Gerhard von Levetzow
(1827–1903)
November 1881 November 1884 Independent
7 No image.png Wilhelm von Wedell-Piesdorf
(1837–1915)
November 1884 November 1888 Independent
(6) No image.png Albert Erdmann Karl Gerhard von Levetzow
(1827–1903)
November 1888 March 1895 Independent
8 Rudolf von Buol-Berenberg.jpg Rudolf Freiherr von Buol-Berenberg
(1842–1902)
March 1895 December 1898 Independent
9 Franz-Graf-Ballestrem.jpg Franz von Ballestrem
(1834–1910)
December 1898 20 February 1907 Independent
10 No image.png Udo Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
(1840–1910)
20 February 1907 19 February 1910 Independent
11 No image.png Hans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz
(1847–1918)
1 March 1910 February 1912 Independent
12 No image.png Johannes Kaempf
(1842–1918)
February 1912 25 May 1918 Independent
13 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R18733, Konstantin Fehrenbach.jpg Constantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
June 1918 November 1918 Centre Party
Presidents of the Weimar National Assembly
1 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R04545, Dr. Eduard David.jpg Eduard David
(1863–1930)
7 February 1919 13 February 1919 Social Democratic Party of Germany
Haussmann Conrad 1907.JPG Conrad Haussmann
(1857–1922)
(acting)
13 February 1919 14 February 1919 German Democratic Party
2 Bundesarchiv Bild 183-R18733, Konstantin Fehrenbach.jpg Constantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
14 February 1919 21 June 1920 Centre Party
Presidents of the Reichstag
14 Bundesarchiv Bild 102-01053A, Paul Löbe.jpg Paul Löbe
(1875–1967)
25 June 1920 27 May 1924 Social Democratic Party of Germany
15 Max Wallraf 1925.png Max Wallraf
(1859–1941)
28 May 1924 7 January 1925 German National People's Party
(14) Bundesarchiv Bild 102-01053A, Paul Löbe.jpg Paul Löbe
(1875–1967)
7 January 1925 30 August 1932 Social Democratic Party of Germany
16 Bundesarchiv Bild 102-13805, Hermann Göring.jpg Hermann Göring
(1893–1946)
30 August 1932 24 April 1945 National Socialist German Workers' Party

Presidium of the Reichstag[edit]

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