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

List of officeholders (1919–present)

Presidents of Austria during the Interwar period

Further information: Republic of German-Austria, First Austrian Republic, and Federal State of Austria

Portrait Bundespräsident Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
Seitz, KarlKarl Seitz
(1869–1950)
5 March 19199 December 19201 year, 279 days SPÖ
Hainisch, MichaelMichael Hainisch
(1858–1940)
9 December 192010 December 19288 years, 1 day Nonpartisan1920
1924
Miklas, WilhelmWilhelm Miklas
(1872–1956)
10 December 192813 March 19389 years, 93 days CS
VF
1928
1934
Seyss-Inquart, ArthurArthur Seyss-Inquart
(1892–1946)
Acting
[a][b]
13 March 193813 March 19380 days NSDAP

Austria was part of Nazi Germany from 12 March 1938 to 13 April 1945

Presidents of Austria after the end of World War II

Further information: Austria

† denotes people who died in office.

Portrait Bundespräsident Took office Left office Time in office Party Election
Renner, KarlKarl Renner
(1870–1950)
20 December 194531 December 1950 †5 years, 11 days SPÖ1945
Figl, LeopoldLeopold Figl
(1902–1965)
Acting
[c]
31 December 195021 June 1951172 days ÖVP
Körner, TheodorTheodor Körner
(1873–1957)
21 June 19514 January 1957 †5 years, 197 days SPÖ1951
Raab, JuliusJulius Raab
(1891–1964)
Acting
[c]
4 January 195722 May 1957138 days ÖVP
Schärf, AdolfAdolf Schärf
(1890–1965)
22 May 195728 February 1965 †7 years, 282 days SPÖ1957
1963
Klaus, JosefJosef Klaus
(1910–2001)
Acting
[c]
28 February 19659 June 1965101 days ÖVP
Jonas, FranzFranz Jonas
(1899–1974)
9 June 196524 April 1974 †8 years, 319 days SPÖ1965
1971
Kreisky, BrunoBruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
Acting
[c]
24 April 19748 July 197475 days SPÖ
Kirchschläger, RudolfRudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
8 July 19748 July 198612 years, 0 days Nonpartisan1974
1980
Waldheim, KurtKurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
8 July 19868 July 19926 years, 0 days ÖVP1986
Klestil, ThomasThomas Klestil
(1932–2004)
8 July 19926 July 2004 †11 years, 364 days ÖVP1992
1998
Khol, AndreasAndreas Khol
(born 1941)
Acting
[d]
6 July 20048 July 20042 days ÖVP
Prammer, BarbaraBarbara Prammer
(1954–2014)
Acting
[e]
6 July 20048 July 20042 days SPÖ
Prinzhorn, ThomasThomas Prinzhorn
(born 1943)
Acting
[f]
6 July 20048 July 20042 days FPÖ
Fischer, HeinzHeinz Fischer
(born 1938)
8 July 20048 July 201612 years, 0 days SPÖ2004
2010
Bures, DorisDoris Bures
(born 1962)
Acting
[d]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 days SPÖ
Kopf, KarlheinzKarlheinz Kopf
(born 1957)
Acting
[e]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 days ÖVP
Hofer, NorbertNorbert Hofer
(born 1971)
Acting
[f]
8 July 201626 January 2017202 days FPÖ
Van der Bellen, AlexanderAlexander Van der Bellen
(born 1944)
26 January 2017Incumbent4 years, 14 days Independent
Greens
2016

Notes

  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.

See also

Notes and references