List of Presidents of the Reichstag (Germany)

President of the Reichstag
Hermann Göring, longest serving and last President of the Reichstag
Seat Reichstag building, Königsplatz, Berlin
Formation March 1871
First holder Eduard von Simson
Final holder Hermann Göring
Abolished 23 April 1945

The President of the Reichstag was the presiding officer of the German legislature from 1871 to 1918, under the German Empire and again from 1920 to 1945, under the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany.

Presidents of the Reichstag

Colour key
(for political parties)
No. Portrait Name
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office
Presidents of the Reichstag
1 Eduard von Simson
March 1871February 1874Independent
2 Maximilian Franz August von Forckenbeck
February 1874May 1879Independent
3 Otto Theodor von Seydewitz
May 1879August 1879Independent
4 Adolf Graf von Arnim-Boitzenburg
February 1880February 1881Independent
5 Gustav Konrad Heinrich von Gossler
February 1881November 1881Independent
6 Albert Erdmann Karl Gerhard von Levetzow
November 1881November 1884Independent
7 Wilhelm von Wedell-Piesdorf
November 1884November 1888Independent
(6) Albert Erdmann Karl Gerhard von Levetzow
November 1888March 1895Independent
8 Rudolf Freiherr von Buol-Berenberg
March 1895December 1898Independent
9 Franz von Ballestrem
December 189820 February 1907Independent
10 Udo Graf zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
20 February 190719 February 1910Independent
11 Hans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz
1 March 1910February 1912Independent
12 Johannes Kaempf
February 191225 May 1918Independent
13 Constantin Fehrenbach
June 1918November 1918Centre Party
Presidents of the Weimar National Assembly
1 Eduard David
7 February 191913 February 1919Social Democratic Party of Germany
Conrad Haussmann
Acting President
13 February 191914 February 1919German Democratic Party
2 Constantin Fehrenbach
14 February 191921 June 1920Centre Party
Presidents of the Reichstag
14 Paul Löbe
25 June 192027 May 1924Social Democratic Party of Germany
15 Max Wallraf
28 May 19247 January 1925German National People's Party
(14) Paul Löbe
7 January 192530 August 1932Social Democratic Party of Germany
16 Hermann Göring
30 August 193223 April 1945National Socialist German Workers' Party

Presidium of the Reichstag

See also


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