Herbert Haupt (born 28 September 1947[1]) is an Austrian politician and former party chairman of the Austrian Freedom Party. Born in Seeboden, Carinthia, and a veterinarian by training, he was federal Minister of Social Services from 2000 till 2005 in a coalition government headed by Wolfgang Schüssel. Haupt was Vice Chancellor of Austria from 28 February 2003 until 20 October 2003.

Herbert Haupt
Vice-Chancellor of Austria
In office
28 February 2003 – 21 October 2003
ChancellorWolfgang Schüssel
Preceded bySusanne Riess-Passer
Succeeded byHubert Gorbach
Chair of the Freedom Party
In office
18 October 2002 – 3 July 2004
Preceded byMathias Reichhold
Succeeded byUrsula Haubner
Minister of Social Affairs
In office
24 October 2000 – 26 January 2005
ChancellorWolfgang Schüssel
Preceded byElisabeth Sickl
Succeeded byUrsula Haubner
Third President of the National Council
In office
7 November 1994 – 15 January 1996
Preceded byHeide Schmidt
Succeeded byWilhelm Brauneder
Personal details
Born (1947-09-28) 28 September 1947 (age 75)
Seeboden, Carinthia
Political partyFreedom Party

He is still a member of the National Council of Austria, now representing the Alliance for the Future of Austria (BZÖ) party founded by Jörg Haider in April 2005.

He stepped down as Minister of Social Services in January 2005 and was succeeded by Ursula Haubner, Jörg Haider's sister.

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Mag. Herbert Haupt, Biografie | Parlament Österreich". www.parlament.gv.at (in German).

External links Edit

  • Biography, from the website of the Austrian parliament
Political offices
Preceded by Vice Chancellor of Austria
Succeeded by
Party political offices
Preceded by Chair of the Freedom Party
Succeeded by