Erwin Wenzl was the son of a mine manager and started a law degree . Since he had to join the Wehrmacht in 1941 , he was only able to continue his studies after the war ended in 1945. He received his PhD in 1947.
Politically, Wenzl was state party secretary from 1952 to 1968 and from 1968 to 1977 regional party chairman of the ÖVP Upper Austria . At the same time, he was a member of the Upper Austrian state parliament between 1955 and 1977 , and a regional councilor from 1955 to 1971 , where he was the building department. In 1971 he was appointed as successor to Henry Gleißner for governor elected by Upper Austria and remained so until the 1977th
In 1977 he left politics for private reasons and switched to business. Until 1989, he held the post of General Director of Oberösterreichische Kraftwerke AG .
He was the driving force behind the reactivation of the K.Ö.St.V. Hilaria Wilhering zu Linz in the MKV in 1968. He was also a member of K.Ö.St.V. Nibelungia 1901 zu Linz and the AV Austria Innsbruck in the ÖCV , the K.Ö.St.V. Frankonia zu Linz, the K.Ö.St.V. Flavia zu Lambach, at K.Ö.St.V. Rugia zu Ried iI in the MKV and at ev K.Ö.St.V. Amelungia Linz.
honors and awards
- 1961: Honorary citizen of Perwang am Grabensee
- Gabriele Beran: A lion for Upper Austria. Dr. Erwin Wenzl. Oberösterreichischer Landesverlag, Linz 1991, ISBN 3-85214-556-2 .
- Upper Austria: Former governor Wenzl died:  In: Der Standard, Redaktion, October 19, 2005, 3:36 pm.
- Biography of Wenzl, Erwin on the server of the federal state of Upper Austria .
- Erwin Wenzl in the original sound in the online archive of the Austrian Mediathek (radio reports)
- Entry on Erwin Wenzl in the Austria-Forum (in the Austrian personal lexicon of the First and Second Republic )
- Portrait on orf.at
- Literature by and about Erwin Wenzl in the catalog of the German National Library
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian politician (ÖVP), member of the state parliament|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 2, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Annaberg (Lower Austria)|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 17, 2005|
|Place of death||Linz|