List of presidents of the Reichstag

The President of the Reichstag was the presiding officer of the German legislature from 1871 to 1918, under the German Empire and again from 1920 to 1945, under the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

President of the Reichstag
Präsident des Reichstags
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Hermann Göring - Röhr.jpg
Longest serving and last officeholder
Hermann Göring
30 August 1932 – 23 April 1945
Presidium of the Reichstag
StyleMr. President
TypePresiding officer
SeatReichstag building, Königsplatz, Berlin
NominatorPolitical parties
AppointerReichstag
traditionally appointing nominee of the largest party
Term lengthContemporaneous to legislative period
Constituting instrumentGerman Basic Law
FormationMarch 1871
First holderEduard von Simson
Final holderHermann Göring
Abolished23 April 1945
Succession

Presidents of the ReichstagEdit

No. Portrait Name Took office Left office Time in office Party
Presidents of the Reichstag
1Simson, EduardEduard von Simson
(1810–1899)
March 1871February 18742 years, 11 monthsIndependent
2Forckenbeck, MaxMaximilian Franz August von Forckenbeck
(1821–1892)
February 1874May 18795 years, 3 monthsIndependent
3Seydewitz, OttoOtto Theodor von Seydewitz [de]
(1818–1898)
May 1879August 18793 monthsIndependent
4Arnim, AdolfAdolf von Arnim-Boitzenburg [de]
(1832–1887)
February 1880February 18811 yearIndependent
5Gossler, GustavGustav von Goßler [de]
(1838–1902)
February 1881November 18819 monthsIndependent
6Levetzow, AlbertAlbert von Levetzow [de]
(1827–1903)
November 1881November 18843 yearsIndependent
7Wedell, WilhelmWilhelm von Wedell-Piesdorf
(1837–1915)
November 1884November 18884 yearsIndependent
(6)Levetzow, AlbertAlbert von Levetzow [de]
(1827–1903)
November 1888March 18956 years, 4 monthsIndependent
8Buol, RudolfRudolf von Buol-Berenberg [de]
(1842–1902)
March 1895December 18983 years, 9 monthsIndependent
9Ballestrem, FranzFranz von Ballestrem [de]
(1834–1910)
December 189820 February 19078 years, 2 monthsIndependent
10Stolberg, UdoUdo zu Stolberg-Wernigerode [de]
(1840–1910)
20 February 190719 February 1910 †2 years, 11 monthsIndependent
11Schwerin, HansHans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz
(1847–1918)
1 March 1910February 19121 year, 11 monthsIndependent
12Kaempf, JohannesJohannes Kaempf
(1842–1918)
February 191225 May 1918 †6 years, 3 monthsIndependent
13Fehrenbach, ConstantinConstantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
June 1918November 19185 monthsCentre
Presidents of the Weimar National Assembly
1David, EduardEduard David
(1863–1930)
7 February 191913 February 19196 daysSPD
Haussmann, ConradConrad Haußmann [de]
(1857–1922)
Acting
13 February 191914 February 19191 dayDDP
2Fehrenbach, ConstantinConstantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
14 February 191921 June 19201 year, 128 daysCentre
Presidents of the Reichstag
14Löbe, PaulPaul Löbe
(1875–1967)
25 June 192027 May 19243 years, 337 daysSPD
15Wallraf, MaxMax Wallraf [de]
(1859–1941)
28 May 19247 January 1925225 daysDNVP
(14)Löbe, PaulPaul Löbe
(1875–1967)
7 January 192530 August 19327 years, 236 daysSPD
16Göring, HermannHermann Göring
(1893–1946)
30 August 193223 April 194512 years, 236 daysNSDAP

Presidium of the ReichstagEdit

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