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 Franz Josef Jonas

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Franz Josef Jonas

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 24 Apr 1974 (aged 74)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot Presidential Crypt
Memorial ID 10305 View Source
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Postwar President of Austria. He was an Austrian politician who served as the President of Austria between 1965 and 1974. He was a typesetter by profession and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria. After World War II, he got involved in Viennese communal politics and was mayor of Vienna from 1951 to 1965. From 1965, he was federal president and was re-elected in 1971. Jonas was a fervent supporter of Esperanto, and starting in 1923, became a long-time instructor of the language. His address to the 1970 World Congress of Esperanto, which was held in Vienna, was delivered in Esperanto. In 1974, he died in office, the fourth consecutive president to do so.

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  • Added: 3 Jul 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10305
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/10305/franz-josef-jonas : accessed ), memorial page for Franz Josef Jonas (4 Oct 1899–24 Apr 1974), Find a Grave Memorial ID 10305, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .