Robert Weisz

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Robert Weisz (born June 10, 1910 in Vienna ; † August 9, 1987 there ) was an Austrian politician ( SPÖ ) and from 1977 to 1983 ombudsman for the republic.

After completing compulsory and commercial training school, he became a commercial clerk, but as such was forced to retire in 1929. From 1939 he worked as an accountant in a wood goods factory and after the war (1945) as the secretary of the Döbling district council (Vienna XIX), where he rose to the senior level council, and 1945–59 also Döbling district council . He soon became involved in the union of community workers , became its chairman and was appointed to the federal board of the Austrian Federation of Trade Unions . From 1965 to 1975 he was chairman of the FSG . His socio-political functions also included the presidency of the Vienna Sickness Fund .

From 1959 to 1966 a member of the Vienna City Council and a member of the Vienna State Parliament and City Council , he was elected to the National Council in 1966 when the SPÖ went into opposition at the time of the sole ÖVP government under Josef Klaus . From 1973 to 1975 he was the executive chairman of the SPÖ parliamentary club . Appreciated as a parliamentarian (until 1975) for his level-headed manner, he was elected one of the first three ombudsmen in 1977 - alongside Franz Bauer (ÖVP) and Gustav Zeillinger (FPÖ). In 1983 he was succeeded by his parliamentary member Franziska Fast .

His grave is in the Neustift cemetery .

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