Otto Saurer

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Otto Saurer (born January 25, 1943 in Prad ; † January 19, 2020 in Bozen ) was an Italian politician from South Tyrol .


Saurer completed after the Matura on Vinzentinum a degree in law at the Universities of Innsbruck and Padua . In 1966 and 1967 he was chairman of the South Tyrolean student body . Professionally, he then worked - after a legal internship and activities in the cultural sector and public housing management - as the director of the South Tyrolean Housing Institute .

Saurer was a councilor in his home town of Prad from 1969 to 1974. He was one of the founders of the workers' wing of the South Tyrolean People's Party , which he represented in the state parliament from 1983 to 2008 and thus also in the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol . From 1984 to 2008, Saurer was a member of the South Tyrolean provincial government in the Magnago VI , Durnwalder I , Durnwalder II , Durnwalder III and Durnwalder IV cabinets , and from 1989 as deputy governor. From 1984 to 1993 he was regional councilor for the labor, German and Ladin vocational training, and health and social services departments. In the subsequent legislative period until 1998 he lost responsibility for work, from 1999 to 2003 he was responsible for the areas of human resources, health and social affairs. In his last political term in office, Saurer was regional councilor for German schools, German and Ladin vocational training, career advice for all three South Tyrolean language groups, apprenticeships and homes.



  • South Tyrolean Provincial Government (Ed.): Südtirol-Handbuch 2002 . Brochure, Bozen 2002, p. 104 ( online )

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ After a short, serious illness: Ex-Provincial Councilor Otto Saurer is dead. Report on Südtirol Online , January 20, 2020. Accessed on January 20, 2020.
  2. a b Otto Saurer. Regional Council Trentino-South Tyrol, archived from the original on September 15, 2003 ; Retrieved September 28, 2011 .
  3. Otto Saurer responsible for the university ( Memento from February 18, 2013 in the web archive )
  4. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.9 MB)