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Leopold Figl

Austrian official.

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