List of administrators of Allied-occupied Austria

This article lists the administrators of Allied-occupied Austria, which represented the Allies of World War II in Allied-occupied Austria (German: Alliierten-besetztes Österreich) from the end of World War II in Europe in 1945[1][2][3] until the re-establishment of Austrian independence in 1955, in accordance with the Austrian State Treaty.[4]

Allied occupation zones in Austria, 1945–1955.

OfficeholdersEdit

Source: [5]

American zoneEdit

High Commissioners
No. Portrait High Commissioner[6] Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1Clark, MarkGeneral
Mark W. Clark
(1896–1984)
5 July 194516 May 19471 year, 315 days  United States Army
2Keyes, GeoffreyLieutenant general
Geoffrey Keyes
(1888–1967)
17 May 194719 September 19503 years, 125 days  United States Army
3Donnelly, WalterWalter J. Donnelly
(1896–1970)
20 September 195017 July 19521 year, 301 daysnone
4Thompson, LlewellynLlewellyn Thompson
(1904–1972)
17 July 195227 July 19553 years, 10 daysnone

British zoneEdit

High Commissioners
No. Portrait High Commissioner Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1McCreery, RichardGeneral
Sir Richard McCreery
(1898–1967)
July 1945March 19468 months  British Army
2Steele, JamesGeneral
Sir James Steele
(1894–1975)
March 1946October 19471 year, 7 months  British Army
3Galloway, AlexanderLieutenant general
Sir Alexander Galloway
(1895–1977)
October 19471 January 19502 years, 3 months  British Army
4Winterton, JohnMajor general
Sir John Winterton
(1898–1987)
1 January 19501 August 1950212 days  British Army
5Caccia, HaroldSir Harold Caccia
(1905–1990)
1 August 19505 February 19543 years, 188 daysnone
6Wallinger, GeoffreySir Geoffrey Wallinger
(1903–1979)
5 February 195427 July 19551 year, 172 daysnone

French zoneEdit

High Commissioners
No. Portrait High Commissioner Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1Béthouart, AntoineArmy general
Antoine Béthouart
(1889–1982)
8 July 1945September 19505 years, 1 month  French Army
2Payart, JeanJean Payart [de]
(1892–1969)
September 1950October 19544 years, 1 monthnone
3Chauvel, JeanJean Chauvel [fr]
(1897–1979)
October 1954February 19554 monthsnone
4Lalouette, RogerRoger Lalouette [de]
(1904–1980)
February 1955June 19554 monthsnone
5Seydoux de Clausonne, FrançoisFrançois Seydoux de Clausonne
(1905–1981)
3 June 195527 July 195554 daysnone

Soviet zoneEdit

Military commander
No. Portrait Commander Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
N/ATolbukhin, FyodorMarshal of the Soviet Union
Fyodor Tolbukhin
(1894–1949)
Commander of the 3rd Ukrainian Front
(in Vienna)
13 April 1945July 19452 months  Soviet Army
High Commissioners
No. Portrait High Commissioner Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch
1Konev, IvanMarshal of the Soviet Union
Ivan Konev
(1897–1973)
July 194525 April 19469 months  Soviet Army
2Kurasov, VladimirArmy general
Vladimir Kurasov
(1897–1973)
10 May 19462 April 19492 years, 327 days  Soviet Army
3Sviridov, VladimirLieutenant general
Vladimir Petrovich Sviridov
(1897–1963)
4 May 19497 June 19534 years, 34 days  Soviet Army
4Ilyichev, IvanLieutenant general (Ret'd)
Ivan Ilyichev
(1905–1983)
7 June 195327 July 19552 years, 50 days  Soviet Army
(Ret'd)

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The German Surrender Documents – WWII". Archived from the original on 17 May 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2005.
  2. ^ Declaration Regarding the Defeat of Germany Archived 18 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine, The Avalon Project, Yale Law School, Retrieved 14 September 2008
  3. ^ The Churchill Centre: The End of the War in Europe Archived 19 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Austrian State Treaty, 1955". 2001-2009.state.gov. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Allied Military Government of Austria". worldstatesmen.org. B. Cahoon. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ Olsen, Matthew (2003). "Records of the German External Assets Branch of the U.S. Allied Commission for Austria (USACA) Section, 1945–1950" (PDF). National Archives. M1928. Retrieved May 10, 2018.