Dinghofer, Franz

Franz Dinghofer

b. 6 Apr 1873, Ottensheim, Upper Austria [1][5]
d. 12 Jan 1956, Vienna [1][5]

Title: Präsident der Provisorischen Nationalversammlung (President of the Provisional National Assembly)
Term: 21 Oct 1918 - 16 Feb 1919
Chronology: 21 Oct 1918, elected president of the Provisional National Assembly, 1st session, Ratssaal des Niederösterreichischen Landhauses, Vienna [2, p. 5]
  30 Oct 1918, become member (ex officio) of the State Council with the duties to preside over it (resolution of the Provisional National Assembly of 30 Oct 1918, § 4)
  12 Nov 1918, State Council collectively assumed the functions of head of state (resolution of the Provisional National Assembly of 12 Nov 1918, § 4)
  16 Feb 1919, terms of members of the Provisional National Assembly expired according to a law of 18 Dec 1918 (State Council continued to function according to a law of 6 Feb 1919)
  4 Mar 1919, Konstituierende Nationalversammlung (National Constituent Assembly) collectively assumed the functions of head of state [3, p. 3]
  7 Mar 1919, last meeting of the State Council [4, p. 1]
Biography:
Law scholar, German Nationalist politician. Studied in the University of Graz (doctor's degree in 1897). Judge in Linz, Urfahr and Vienna. Member of the Community Council of Linz (1901-1918), Vice Mayor (1905-1907) and Mayor of Linz (1907-1918); member of the Landtag of Upper Austria (1914-1918) and Reichsrat (1911-1918); member and president of the Provisional National Assembly (21 Oct 1918 - 16 Feb 1919); member of the State Council for German Austria (30 Oct 1918 - 7 Mar 1919); member (4 Mar 1919 - 10 Nov 1920) and Third President of the Constituent National Assembly (12 Mar 1919 - 10 Nov 1920). Founder (1919) of the Pan-German Association (Großdeutsche Vereinigung) in Parliament; chairman of the Pan-German People's Party (Großdeutsche Volkspartei) (since 1920). Member (10 Nov 1920 - 6 Nov 1928) and Third President (10 Nov 1920 - 20 Oct 1926) of the Nationalrat; Vice Chancellor (20 Oct 1926 - 19 May 1927); Minister responsible for juridical affairs in the Office of Federal Chancellor (19 May 1927 - 30 Aug 1927); Minister of Justice (31 Aug 1927 - 4 Jul 1928); president of the Supreme Court (1928-1938). [1; 5].

[1] Österreich-Lexikon (web site).
[2] Wiener Zeitung, Nr. 244, Dienstag, den 22. Oktober 1918.
[3] Wiener Abendpost, Nr. 52, Dienstag, den 4. März 1919.
[4] Wiener Zeitung, Nr. 56, Samstag, den 8. März 1919.
[5] Parlament Österreich (official web site).
  Image: photograph of Franz Dinghofer, c. 1920 © Bildarchiv der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien. [1]
Last updated on: 26 Jun 2009 02:53:11