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Leopold Figl

Leopold Figl, Austrian official.

Background

  • Figl, Leopold was born on October 2, 1902 in Rust, Low, Austria. Son of Josef and Josefa (Edhofer) Figl.

  • Education

    • Student Hochschule für Bodenkultur, 1923-1927, Honorary Doctor, 1948. Honorary Doctor Technische Hochschule, 1946.

    Career

    • Secretary, Austrian Farmers’ Union, 1927-1931, director, 1934-1938, since 1945. Deputy director Lower Austrian Farmers’ Union, 1931-1933, director, 1933. Federal economics counsellor, 1934-1938.

      Imprisoned concentration camps, 1938-1943, 44-45. Polit secretary state provisional Government, governor Lower Austria, 1945. Chancellor Republic of Austria, 1945-1953.

      Federal minister for foreign affairs, 1953-1959. President of Austrian parliament, 1959-1962, governor of Lower Austria, 1962-1965. Address: Peter Jordanstrasse 62, Vienne XIX, Austria.

    Connections

    • Married Hilda Hemala, 1930. Children: Johannes, Anneliese.
    • father: Josef Figl
    • mother: Josefa (Edhofer) Figl
    • spouse: Hilda Hemala
    • children: Johannes Figl
    • Anneliese Figl
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    Born October 2, 1902
    Died March 9, 1965
    (aged 62)
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