b. Voesendorf (Lower Austria), April 12, 1930, politician (Austrian Social Democratic Party, SPOe). 1974-1991 president of the Chamber of Labour in Lower Austria, 1975-1979 member of the Bundesrat, 1979-1990 member of the Nationalrat, from 1986 chairman of the trade union for the construction and wood industry, from 1987 vice president of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions (OeGB), 1990-1995 Minister for Labour and Social Affairs.
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