|President of Austria|
9 June 1965 – 24 April 1974
|Preceded by||Adolf Schärf|
|Succeeded by||Rudolf Kirchschläger|
|Mayor of Vienna|
18 June 1951 – 9 June 1965
|Preceded by||Theodor Körner|
|Succeeded by||Bruno Marek|
|Born||4 October 1899|
Floridsdorf, Austria-Hungary (present-day Vienna)
|Died||24 April 1974 (aged 74)|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party of Austria|
Franz Josef Jonas (4 October 1899 – 24 April 1974) was an Austrian politician who served as the President of Austria between 1965 and 1974.
He was a typesetter by profession and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria. After World War II, he got involved in Viennese communal politics and was mayor of Vienna from 1951 to 1965. From 1965, he was federal president and was re-elected in 1971.
Jonas was a fervent supporter of Esperanto, and starting in 1923, became a long-time instructor of the language. His address to the 1970 World Congress of Esperanto, which was held in Vienna, was delivered in Esperanto.
In 1974, he died in office, the fourth consecutive president to do so.
In Vienna, a large tram station officially called Schottentor which was built when he was mayor is colloquially named after him (Jonas-Reindl, which translates as Jonas bowl).
In 1966, Jonas was awarded the Grand Cross of The Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav with Collar, and in 1969 the Pierre de Coubertin medal.
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