Julius Raab

Julius Raab

Birth
Sankt Polten, Sankt Pölten Stadt, Lower Austria (Niederösterreich), Austria
Death 8 Jan 1964 (aged 72)
Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Memorial ID 12179446 · View Source
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Raab, Julius, b. St. Pölten (Lower Austria), Nov. 29, 1891, d. Vienna, Jan. 8, 1964, civil engineer and politician (Austrian People´s Party, ÖVP). 1927-1934 member of the Nationalrat; leader of the Heimwehr (para-military force) in Lower Austria, initiated the foundation of the trade federation, 1938 Minister of Trade and Transport; co-founder and president of the Federal Economic Chamber and of the Austrian Economic League, co-founder of the Austrian People´s Party (ÖVP) in 1945. 1952-1960 federal chairman of the ÖVP, 1945-1964 member of the Nationalrat, 1953-1961 Federal Chancellor, 1963 ÖVP candidate in the presidential elections. As president of the Federal Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, 1946-1953 and 1961-1964,) R. regarded economic and social policies as inseparable. His term as chancellor saw close cooperation between the Conservatives (ÖVP) and the Socialists (SPÖ). Was responsible for the new economic concept ("Raab-Kamitz-Kurs"), which contributed to the stabilisation of the Austrian currency, helped create full employment and developed a welfare state. R. supported the policy of European integration (Austria's adhesion to EFTA) and with J. Böhm he established the Austrian social partnership. His popularity reached a peak with the signing of the State Treaty, Austrian in 1955. His economic and political (state treaty) achievements made him a chancellor of historic importance.


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  • Created by: Wolfgang Ilgner
  • Added: 27 Oct 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12179446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julius Raab (29 Nov 1891–8 Jan 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12179446, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Wolfgang Ilgner (contributor 711) .