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Federal chancellor of Austria

Bruno Kreisky, Federal chancellor of Austria. Decorated Gold Grand Cross of Honor, Austria, also numerous foreign decorations; recipient Jawaharlal Nehru award for International Understanding, 1985, Martin Luther King Junior International Peace award, 1989. President Vienna Institute Development; vice president Institute Advanced Studies, Ford Foundation; vice president Theodor Koerner Fund Promotion Arts and Sciences.

Background

Kreisky, Bruno was born on January 22, 1911 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Max and Irene (Felix) Kreisky.

Education

Doctor of Laws, U. Vienna, 1938.

Career

Active youth movement, Social-Democratic Party, to 1934;underground movement, imprisoned, 1935-1936, 38;escaped to Swedenmember science staff, Stockholm Cooperative Society, 1939-1946;with, Austrian Foreign Svc., Austrian Legation, Stockholm, 1946-1951;assistant director, Austrian President' General’ s Office, 1951-1953;secretary state for foreign affairs, Federal Chancellery, Foreign Affairs Department, 1953-1959;member, Parliament, 1956-1990;chancellor of Austria, 1970-1983. Chief Austrian delegate United Nations General Assembly, 1959-1965. Federal minister foreign affairs, 1959-1966.

Chairman Socialist Party of Austria, 1967-1990, honorary chairman.

Achievements

  • Internally he guided his country to a period of prosperity, despite world economic crises. Inflation and unemployment were kept low; wages and prices were restrained; social reforms were vigorously pursued; and the country’s stability was often cited as a success story. Kreisky’s style was sometimes criticized as personal and arrogant, but he deeply respected democratic principles and was widely admired in Austria.

Membership

President Vienna Institute Development. Vice president Institute Advanced Studies, Ford Foundation. Vice president Theodor Koerner Fund Promotion Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Vera Fuerth, April 23, 1942 (deceased Dec.1989). Children: Peter Staffan, Suzanne Christine.

father:
Max Kreisky

mother:
Irene (Felix) Kreisky

spouse:
Vera Fuerth

child:
Peter Staffan Kreisky

child:
Suzanne Christine Kreisky