|3rd President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia|
15 May 1981 – 15 May 1982
|Prime Minister||Veselin Đuranović|
|Preceded by||Cvijetin Mijatović|
|Succeeded by||Petar Stambolić|
|9th President of the Presidency of SR Slovenia|
May 1974 – May 1979
|Prime Minister||Andrej Marinc |
|Succeeded by||Viktor Avbelj|
|6th President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia|
|Prime Minister||Janko Smole |
|Preceded by||Ivan Maček|
|Succeeded by||Tone Kropušek|
|Preceded by||Marjan Brecelj (as President of the People's Assembly of SR Slovenia)|
|Born||30 May 1914|
|Died||17 January 2001 (aged 86)|
Sergej Kraigher (30 May 1914 – 17 January 2001) was a Yugoslav communist politician from Slovenia who served as the President of the Presidency of Yugoslavia from 1981 to 1982. During World War II, he fought in the Yugoslav Resistance Movement.
Kraigher was born in Postojna, Austria-Hungary, modern-day Slovenia. His uncle, Jurij Kraigher was a prominent American civil and war pilot. His other uncle, Alojz Kraigher, was a prominent writer and left wing activist, while his cousin Boris also became an influential communist politician.
Kraigher rose through the ranks of the Communist Party of Slovenia in the 1940s. He fought in the Partisan resistance. Kraigher became chairman of the People's Assembly of Slovenia in 1967 and held that position until 1974, after which he served as President of the Presidency of Slovenia from 1974 until 1979. Following the death of Edvard Kardelj, Kraigher became the Slovenian member of the collective Presidency of Yugoslavia and served as its 3rd President after the death of Josip Broz Tito in 1980, from 1981 to 1982.
He is also known for being the chairman of the Kraigher Commission, which was set up by the Yugoslav government to advise and give proposals in solving the Yugoslav economic crisis which started to develop in the early to mid-1980s. The commission report was the basis of a reform package that was to be implemented by the Milka Planinc cabinet, but it never happened.
Kraigher died in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 17 January 2001, at the age of 86.