Eduard Hartmann

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Eduard Hartmann (born September 3, 1904 in Laxenburg , † October 14, 1966 in Vienna ) was an Austrian politician.


Tomb at the Laxenburg cemetery

Eduard Hartmann's parents owned a farm in Laxenburg in Lower Austria . His father was Eduard 1872–1958 and his mother, Irma Haidekker 1881–1958, came from Hungary and was the daughter of the soap manufacturer József Haidekker 1844–1938. For the time being he was supposed to attend the Melk Abbey High School. However, the school performance deteriorated noticeably due to the boarding school so that he changed schools and attended a grammar school in Vienna, where he graduated with very good . His parents lost their farming business and also moved to Vienna. He then studied at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences .

In 1927 he began to work in the "Austrian Agricultural and Forestry Company". There he mainly dealt with social security issues and peasant tax law. Politically, he wasn't very involved. During the Nazi era , based on his knowledge, he was commissioned to dissolve the company and was taken over by the Reich nutritionist in Linz. But he was never a member of the NSDAP . In 1942 he was transferred back to Vienna to the Lower Danube rural farming community.

Hartmann is buried in the cemetery of his birthplace Laxenburg.

Political way

As a member of the ÖVP , he had numerous functions in politics. From 1946 to 1962 he was director of the Austrian Farmers' Union , at the same time a member of the National Council (1949–1963) , and from 1959 to 1964 in the government of Julius Raab and Alfons Gorbach also Minister of Agriculture .

He then became an advocate general of the Austrian Raiffeisen Association. On June 25, 1965, he was elected Governor of Lower Austria. He held this office until his death in 1966.


Since 1967 the Association of Agricultural Journalists and Publicists in Austria (VAÖ) has been awarding the Eduard Hartmann Prize in honor of Hartmann to people who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture and forestry in the media. In 2011, for example, the ORF editor Barbara Krommer and the deputy editor-in-chief of the specialist newspaper Der progressliche Landwirt , Hans Meister, received awards.



  • Therese Kraus: Eduard Hartmann. Portrait of a great Austrian . Verlag Niederösterreichisches Pressehaus, St. Pölten 1977, ISBN 3-85326-436-0 .

Individual evidence

  1. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Eduard Hartmann Prizes 2011 go to Barbara Krommer and Hans Meister on November 9, 2011, accessed on November 19, 2011.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /
  2. Lower Austria honors leading men . In: Arbeiter-Zeitung . Vienna November 24, 1960, p. 4 , middle ( - the open online archive - digitized).
  3. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB)

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