List of presidents of the State Council of Prussia

Presidents of the Prussian State Council

Presidents of the Prussian State Council (Kingdom of Prussia)

The presidents of the royal Prussian State Council were the heads of the government.

Name Period
State Chancellor Karl August von Hardenberg[1][2] 1817–1822
Otto von Voß (acting)[3] 1822–1823
Karl zu Mecklenburg[4] 1827–1837
Karl von Müffling[5] 1838–1844
Gustav von Rochow[6] 1844–1847
Friedrich Carl von Savigny 1847

Presidents of the Prussian State Council (Free State of Prussia)

The presidents of the republican Prussian State Council were the head of the second chamber of the state parliament, staffed by representatives of the provinces of Prussia. On 18 May 1933 the state council ceded its participation in legislation to the Nazi Reich's government by voting for the Prussian empowerment Act.[7] On 8 July 1933 the new Law on the State Council abolished it as an elected body and converted into a council of Nazi party favorites chosen by Göring's state government.[7]

Name Period Party
Konrad Adenauer[8] 1921–1933 Zentrum
Robert Ley[7] 1933 NSDAP

Footnotes and references

  1. President, if the King did not hold the presidency himself
  2. Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Hardenberg, Karl August, Prince" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  3. Recht als Erbe und Ausgave: Heinz Holzauer zum 21. April 2005
  4. Coburn, H (1837): The United States Magazine
  5. Deutsche Biographie
  6. rbb Preußen Chronik | Gustav Adolf Rochus von Rochov
  7. Joachim Lilla, „Die Vertretung der Rheinprovinz im Preußischen Staatsrat (1921 bis 1933) und im Reichsrat (1921 bis 1934)“ (version of 9 October 2012), on: Portal Rheinische Geschichte: Das Informationssystem zur rheinischen Geschichte, retrieved on 5 November 2010.
  8. Joachim Lilla (2005): Der preußischer Staatsrat 1921-1933, Düsseldorf

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