Anton Zumtobel

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Anton Zumtobel , actually: Franz Anton Zumtobel (born July 4, 1876 in Dornbirn ; † September 26, 1947 ibid) was an Austrian politician ( GDVP ) and lawyer. From 1919 to 1932 he was a member of the Vorarlberg state parliament .

education and profession

After primary school in Dornbirn, Zumtobel attended the Stella Matutina grammar school in Feldkirch from 1888 to 1893 . In the school year 1893/94 he attended the grammar school in Hall, after which he was again at the grammar school Feldkirch from 1894 to 1896, where he also passed the Matura in 1896. He then did his military service as a one-year volunteer in Innsbruck from 1896 to 1897 . Between 1897 and 1903 he studied law at the University of Graz and obtained his doctorate in law (Dr. iur.) In 1903 . During his studies he became a member of the Cheruskia Graz fraternity in 1897 . After his court year in Graz he worked as a trainee in Judenburg in the law firm Dr. Morawetz, then he moved to Linz as a trainee to the Reichsrat member Carl Beuerle . Zumtobel opened his own law firm in Dornbirn in 1910.

Politics and functions

During his studies, Zumtobel became a member of the Cheruskia Graz student association. In 1913 he was involved as a co-founder of the Vorarlberger Buchdruckereigesellschaft and was the founder of the “Vorarlberger Tagblatt” and the “Volksfreundes”. He was also involved in the Südmark Association , where he was a member of the main management. He became a member of the German Freisinnigen Party (DFSP) and then belonged to the Greater German People's Party. Zumtobel was regional party chairman of the DFSP and GDVP from 1912 to 1930 and also held the function of paymaster. In 1933 he became a member of the NSDAP .

As a member of the electoral district of Feldkirch , he was a member of the Vorarlberg state parliament from June 17, 1919 to May 8, 1932. In the run-up to the referendum in Vorarlberg in 1919, he was against Vorarlberg's accession to Switzerland. After the Second World War and the liberation of Austria by the Allies, he was briefly imprisoned in the Brederis detention center in 1945.

In addition to his political functions, Zumtobel was also a member of the Deutsches Haus association, a member of the Dornbirn Konzerthausverein, a member of the Vorarlberg Swabian Chapter and a member of the Dornbirn gymnastics club. He was also one of the co-founders of Vorarlberger Illwerke and co-founders of the Dornbirn holiday colony. Zumtobel was also active in the Dornbirn savings bank committee as deputy chairman and director.


Anton Zumtobel was born as the son of the wax maker and wholesale merchant Franz Martin Zumtobel and his wife Maria Karoline Drexel. He married the widow Melitta Albrich, née Rhomberg, in Feldkirch in 1921, although the marriage was childless. However, his wife brought an adopted daughter into the marriage.


  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume I: Politicians. Volume 6: T-Z. Winter, Heidelberg 2005, ISBN 3-8253-5063-0 , p. 446.

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