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Walter Breisky

Walter Breisky
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4th Chancellor of Austria (acting)
In office
26 January 1922 – 27 January 1922
President Michael Hainisch
Preceded by Johann Schober
Succeeded by Johann Schober
Vice-Chancellor of Austria
In office
20 November 1920 – 31 May 1922
Chancellor Michael Mayr
Johann Schober
Preceded by Eduard Heinl
Succeeded by Felix Frank
Personal details
Born (1871-07-08)July 8, 1871
Bern, Switzerland
Died September 25, 1944(1944-09-25) (aged 73)
Klosterneuburg, Lower Austria
Nationality Austrian
Political party Christian Social Party

Walter Breisky (8 July 1871 – 25 September 1944) was an Austrian civil servant (Beamter) and politician of the Christian Social Party.


Breisky started his career as an official of the Lower Austrian government in 1895 and from 1905 served as adivisor for Lutheran cultural affairs in the Cisleithanian Ministry of Education. After World War I he was promoted to a ministry department chief.

On 7 July 1920 Breisky joined the Mayr cabinet as State secretary for the Interior and Education in the rank of a minister. On November 20 he also served as Vice-Chancellor of Austria. He held both posts even after Chancellor Mayr was succeeded by non-partisan Johann Schober on 21 June 1921.

When Schober resigned on 26 January 1922, Breisky had one day as acting Austrian chancellor, before he again joined Schober's second cabinet as Culture Minister and Vice-Chancellor. With the election of Chancellor Ignaz Seipel on 31 May 1922, Breisky resigned and went on to serve as President of the Austrian Statistical Service (Bundeamt für Statistik) from 1923 to 1931.

External links

  • Profile on Österreich-Lexikon

Political offices
Preceded by
Johann Schober
Chancellor of Austria
Succeeded by
Johann Schober
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