President of the Reichstag (Germany)
North German Confederation and German Empire
The election and powers of the President of the Reichstag were not regulated in the constitution (see Articles 20 to 31 of the Reich constitution ).
- Eduard von Simson , 1867–1871 and 1871–1874
- Max von Forckenbeck , 1874–1879
- Otto Theodor von Seydewitz , 1879–1880
- Adolf von Arnim-Boitzenburg , 1880–1881
- Gustav Konrad Heinrich von Goßler , 1881
- Albert von Levetzow , 1881–1884
- Wilhelm von Wedel-Piesdorf , 1884–1888
- Albert von Levetzow, 1888–1895
- Rudolf von Buol-Berenberg , 1895–1898
- Franz von Ballestrem , 1898–1907
- Udo zu Stolberg-Wernigerode , 1907–1910
- Hans von Schwerin-Löwitz , 1910–1912
- Johannes Kaempf , 1912-1918
- Constantin Fehrenbach in 1918
Weimar Republic and the time of National Socialism
During the Weimar Republic , the President of the Reichstag was elected by the Reichstag in accordance with Art. 26 of the Weimar Constitution (WRV). According to Art. 28 WRV he exercised domiciliary rights and police powers in the Reichstag building. He was responsible for the administration and the budget of the Reichstag and also represented the Reich externally in these matters.
While the aforementioned articles only dealt with the President , Art. 40a WRV spoke of the President of the Reichstag . Here the regulations on immunity , indemnity and the right to refuse to testify were declared applicable to the President of the Reichstag.
The presidents of the Reichstag at that time were:
- President of the German Bundestag
- People's Chamber # Presidents of the People's Chamber
- President of the Landtag (Germany)