Ante Pavelić (1869–1938)
|Vice President of the National Councilof the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs|
October 29, 1918 – December 1, 1918
Serving with Svetozar Pribićević
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Office abolished|
|President of the Pure Party of Rights|
March 10, 1917 – March 1, 1919
|Preceded by||Mile Starčević|
|Succeeded by||Vladimir Prebeg (as President of the united Croatian Party of Rights)|
|Born||May 19, 1869|
Gospić, Croatia-Slavonia, Austria-Hungary
|Died||February 11, 1938 (aged 68)|
|Resting place||Mirogoj, Zagreb, Croatia|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Party of RightsPure Party of RightsCroatian Party of Rights|
|Alma mater||University of Vienna|
In Croatian sources, he is usually referred as stariji 'senior' or zubar 'dentist' to be distinguished from the more notable Croatian fascist leader and politician Ante Pavelić, who was twenty years younger and member of a different Party of Rights.
Starting in 1906 he was a member of the Croatian parliament (Sabor) from the Party of Rights. The Party of Rights that Pavelić belonged to was known as Milinovci, after their leader Mile Starčević.
On October 5, 1918, Pavelić presided over the initial session of the National Assembly of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. On October 19, he became the vice president of the National Assembly. Pavelić authored the Croatian Parliament's declaration of October 29, 1918, that formally acknowledged the National Assembly as the superior authority over Croatia.
Pavelić and others started negotiating with the Serbian envoy to the National Assembly Dušan T. Simović as soon as Hungary signed a truce with the Allies on October 13, 1918. Simović had said that their military victory and the treaty with Hungary gave them right to most of the territory of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, whereas Pavelić said that they want unification with Serbia, but that they needed a federal state as well as a delineation of Croatian and Serbian population that would assume a population transfer. Simović rejected the talk of federalization and Pavelić yielded, and there was no further discussion on either issue.
- "Pavelić, Ante". Proleksis Encyclopedia (in Croatian). Retrieved 2018-07-16.
- Zlatko Matijević, Croatian Institute of History (November 2008). "Narodno vijeće Slovenaca, Hrvata i Srba u Zagrebu: Osnutak, djelovanje i nestanak (1918/1919)" (PDF). Fontes (in Croatian) (14). Croatian State Archives. pp. 35–36. ISSN 1330-6804.