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Hainisch, Michael

Michael Arthur Josef Jakob Hainisch

b. 15 Aug 1858, Aue bei Schottwien, Lower Austria [1]
d. 26 Feb 1940, Vienna [1]

Title: Bundespräsident (Federal President) [see note on style]
Term: 9 Dec 1920 - 9 Dec 1924
Chronology: 9 Dec 1920, elected by the 1st Bundesversammlung (16:30-17:20 meeting) [6], Parlamentsgebäude, Vienna [3, p. 1]
  9 Dec 1920, sworn in, 1st Bundesversammlung, Parlamentsgebäude, Vienna [3, p. 1]
  9 Dec 1924, term expired
Term: 9 Dec 1924 - 10 Dec 1928
Chronology: 9 Dec 1924, elected by the 2nd Bundesversammlung (15:20-16:05 meeting, 15:50 results announced), Vienna [4, p. 1]
  9 Dec 1924, sworn in, 2nd Bundesversammlung, Vienna [4, p. 1]
  9 Dec 1928, term expired
  10 Dec 1928, between 13:00 and 14:00, presidency handover ceremony, Konferenzsaal, Präsidentschaftskanzlei, Ballhausplatz, Vienna [5, p. 2-3]
Biography:
Studied law in the universities of Leipzig and Vienna. Doctor's degree (1882). Worked in finance prosecutor's office in Vienna and education ministry; acquired land property, returned to private life (1890); involved in agricultural production at his estate in Jauern bei Spital am Semmering; educator and author of scientific and political works; honorary member of the Academy of Science; Federal President (9 Dec 1920 - 10 Dec 1928); Minister of Trade and Transportation (26 Sep 1929 – 17 Jun 1930).
Elections:

Candidate
8 Dec 1920 [2, p. 3]
  1st vote 2nd vote 3rd vote 4th vote
Viktor Kienböck
101 103 102 103
Karl Seitz 85 85 85 85
Franz Dinghofer 29 29 29 30
blank/invalid 2 2 1 1
total votes cast 217 219 217 219
absolute majority 108 109 109 110
Candidate 5th vote (9 Dec 1920) [3, p. 1]
Michael Arthur Josef Jakob Hainisch 129
Karl Seitz 85
blank/invalid 3
total votes cast 217
absolute majority 109
Candidate Vote (9 Dec 1924) [4, p. 1]
Michael Arthur Josef Jakob Hainisch
111
blank/invalid 90
total votes cast 201
absolute majority 101

[1] Österreich-Lexikon (web site).
[2] Wiener Abendpost, Nr. 280, Donnerstag, den 9. Dezember 1920.
[3] Wiener Zeitung, Nr. 281, Freitag, den 10. Dezember 1920.
[4] Wiener Zeitung, Nr. 282, Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 1924.
[5] Wiener Zeitung, Nr. 284, Dienstag, 11. Dezember 1928.
[6] The 1st Bundesversammlung failed to elect the Federal President in four votes on 8 Dec 1920 and continued voting on 9 Dec 1920, when Michael Hainisch was elected. [2, p. 3], [3, p. 1]
  Image: photograph, 1929 © Christian Brandstätter Verlag, Wien [1].

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