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Foreign Minister of Austria

The list of Austrian Foreign Ministers includes the incumbents of the Republic of German-Austria, the First Austrian Republic, the Federal State of Austria and the Second Austrian Republic from 30 October 1918 up to today. During the time of the Anschluss to Nazi Germany from 1938 to 1945, Austria had no government in its own right.

The current Foreign Minister of Austria is Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP), serving in this position since 16 December 2013, presently in the government of Federal Chancellor Christian Kern.

Contents

List of officeholders (1918–present)Edit

Foreign Ministers of the Republic of German-Austria (1918–1919)Edit

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
1   Victor Adler
(1852–1918)
30 October 1918 11 November 1918 Social Democratic Workers' Party
2   Otto Bauer
(1881–1938)
21 November 1918 26 July 1919 Social Democratic Workers' Party
3   Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
26 July 1919 21 October 1919 Social Democratic Workers' Party

Foreign Ministers of the First Austrian Republic (1919–1934)Edit

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
(3)   Karl Renner
(1870–1950)
21 October 1919 22 October 1920 Social Democratic Workers' Party
4   Michael Mayr
(1864–1922)
22 October 1920 21 June 1921 Christian Social Party
5   Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
21 June 1921 26 January 1922 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
6   Walter Breisky
(1871–1944)
26 January 1922 27 January 1922 Christian Social Party
7   Leopold Hennet
(1876–1950)
27 January 1922 31 May 1922 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
8   Alfred Grünberger
(1875–1935)
31 May 1922 20 November 1924 Christian Social Party
9   Heinrich Mataja
(1877–1937)
20 November 1924 15 January 1926 Christian Social Party
10   Rudolf Ramek
(1881–1941)
15 January 1926 20 October 1926 Christian Social Party
11   Ignaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
20 October 1926 4 May 1929 Christian Social Party
12   Ernst Streeruwitz
(1874–1952)
4 May 1929 26 September 1929 Christian Social Party
(5)   Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
26 September 1929 30 September 1930 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
(11)   Ignaz Seipel
(1876–1932)
30 September 1930 4 December 1930 Christian Social Party
(5)   Johann Schober
(1874–1932)
4 December 1930 29 January 1932 Non-partisan
(Beamter)
13   Karl Buresch
(1878–1936)
29 January 1932 20 May 1932 Christian Social Party
14   Engelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
20 May 1932 1 May 1934 Christian Social Party
(14) Fatherland Front

Foreign Ministers of the Federal State of Austria (1934–1938)Edit

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
(14)   Engelbert Dollfuss
(1892–1934)
1 May 1934 10 July 1934 Fatherland Front
15   Stephan Tauschitz
(1889–1970)
10 July 1934 3 August 1934 Landbund
(15) Fatherland Front
16   Egon Berger-Waldenegg
(1880–1960)
3 August 1934 14 May 1936 Fatherland Front
17   Kurt Schuschnigg
(1897–1977)
14 May 1936 11 July 1936 Fatherland Front
18   Guido Schmidt
(1901–1957)
11 July 1936 11 March 1938 Fatherland Front
19   Wilhelm Wolf
(1897–1939)
11 March 1938 13 March 1938 National Socialist German Workers' Party
Austria annexed by Nazi Germany in 1938. Independence restored in 1945.

Foreign Ministers of the Second Austrian Republic (1945–present)Edit

Portrait Minister
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Party
20   Karl Gruber
(1909–1995)
26 September 1945 26 November 1953 Austrian People's Party
21   Leopold Figl
(1902–1965)
26 November 1953 9 June 1959 Austrian People's Party
22   Bruno Kreisky
(1911–1990)
9 June 1959 19 April 1966 Socialist Party
23   Lujo Tončić-Sorinj
(1915–2005)
19 April 1966 19 January 1968 Austrian People's Party
24   Kurt Waldheim
(1918–2007)
19 January 1968 21 April 1970 Austrian People's Party
25   Rudolf Kirchschläger
(1915–2000)
21 April 1970 24 June 1974 Non-partisan
26   Erich Bielka
(1908–1992)
24 June 1974 30 September 1976 Non-partisan
27   Willibald Pahr
(1930–)
30 September 1976 24 May 1983 Non-partisan
28   Erwin Lanc
(1930–)
24 May 1983 10 September 1984 Socialist Party
29   Leopold Gratz
(1929–2006)
10 September 1984 16 June 1986 Socialist Party
30   Peter Jankowitsch
(1933–)
16 June 1986 21 January 1987 Socialist Party
31   Alois Mock
(1934–2017)
21 January 1987 4 May 1995 Austrian People's Party
32   Wolfgang Schüssel
(1945–)
4 May 1995 4 February 2000 Austrian People's Party
33   Benita Ferrero-Waldner
(1948–)
4 February 2000 20 October 2004 Austrian People's Party
34   Ursula Plassnik
(1956–)
20 October 2004 2 December 2008 Austrian People's Party
35   Michael Spindelegger
(1959–)
2 December 2008 16 December 2013 Austrian People's Party
36   Sebastian Kurz
(1986–)
16 December 2013 Incumbent Austrian People's Party

See alsoEdit