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President of the Reichstag
Wappen Deutsches Reich (Weimarer Republik).svg
Hermann Göring frontal portrait.jpg
Longest serving and last officeholder
Hermann Göring
30 August 1932 – 23 April 1945
Presidium of the Reichstag
Style Mr. President
Seat Reichstag building, Königsplatz, Berlin
Nominator Political parties
Appointer Reichstag
traditionally appointing nominee of the largest party
Term length Contemporaneous to legislative period
Constituting instrument German Basic Law
Formation March 1871
First holder Eduard von Simson
Final holder Hermann Göring
Abolished 23 April 1945
Succession

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

No. Portrait President of the Reichstag Took office Left office Time in office Party
Presidents of the Reichstag
1
Eduard von Simson
Simson, EduardEduard von Simson
(1810–1899)
March 1871 February 1874 2 years, 11 months Independent
2
Maximilian Franz August von Forckenbeck
Forckenbeck, MaxMaximilian Franz August von Forckenbeck
(1821–1892)
February 1874 May 1879 5 years, 3 months Independent
3
Otto Theodor von Seydewitz [de]
Seydewitz, OttoOtto Theodor von Seydewitz [de]
(1818–1898)
May 1879 August 1879 3 months Independent
4
Adolf von Arnim-Boitzenburg [de]
Arnim, AdolfAdolf von Arnim-Boitzenburg [de]
(1832–1887)
February 1880 February 1881 1 year Independent
5
Gustav von Goßler [de]
Gossler, GustavGustav von Goßler [de]
(1838–1902)
February 1881 November 1881 9 months Independent
6
Albert von Levetzow [de]
Levetzow, AlbertAlbert von Levetzow [de]
(1827–1903)
November 1881 November 1884 3 years Independent
7
Wilhelm von Wedell-Piesdorf
Wedell, WilhelmWilhelm von Wedell-Piesdorf
(1837–1915)
November 1884 November 1888 4 years Independent
(6)
Albert von Levetzow [de]
Levetzow, AlbertAlbert von Levetzow [de]
(1827–1903)
November 1888 March 1895 6 years, 4 months Independent
8
Rudolf von Buol-Berenberg [de]
Buol, RudolfRudolf von Buol-Berenberg [de]
(1842–1902)
March 1895 December 1898 3 years, 9 months Independent
9
Franz von Ballestrem [de]
Ballestrem, FranzFranz von Ballestrem [de]
(1834–1910)
December 1898 20 February 1907 8 years, 2 months Independent
10
Udo zu Stolberg-Wernigerode [de]
Stolberg, UdoUdo zu Stolberg-Wernigerode [de]
(1840–1910)
20 February 1907 19 February 1910 † 2 years, 11 months Independent
11
Hans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz
Schwerin, HansHans Graf von Schwerin-Löwitz
(1847–1918)
1 March 1910 February 1912 1 year, 11 months Independent
12
Johannes Kaempf
Kaempf, JohannesJohannes Kaempf
(1842–1918)
February 1912 25 May 1918 † 6 years, 3 months Independent
13
Constantin Fehrenbach
Fehrenbach, ConstantinConstantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
June 1918 November 1918 5 months Centre
Presidents of the Weimar National Assembly
1
Eduard David
David, EduardEduard David
(1863–1930)
7 February 1919 13 February 1919 6 days SPD
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Conrad Haussmann
Haussmann, ConradConrad Haussmann
(1857–1922)
Acting
13 February 1919 14 February 1919 1 day DDP
2
Constantin Fehrenbach
Fehrenbach, ConstantinConstantin Fehrenbach
(1852–1926)
14 February 1919 21 June 1920 1 year, 128 days Centre
Presidents of the Reichstag
14
Paul Löbe
Löbe, PaulPaul Löbe
(1875–1967)
25 June 1920 27 May 1924 3 years, 337 days SPD
15
Max Wallraf [de]
Wallraf, MaxMax Wallraf [de]
(1859–1941)
28 May 1924 7 January 1925 225 days DNVP
(14)
Paul Löbe
Löbe, PaulPaul Löbe
(1875–1967)
7 January 1925 30 August 1932 7 years, 236 days SPD
16
Hermann Göring
Göring, HermannHermann Göring
(1893–1946)
30 August 1932 23 April 1945 12 years, 236 days NSDAP

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