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Gruber, Karl

Born: 1909 AD
Died: 1995 AD
Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Prime Ministers

1909 – Born on May 3rd in Innsbruck. Austrian politician and diplomat who served as foreign minister in the years immediately following World War II.

1945 – Became the Landeshauptmann of Tirol. Gruber was in the first instance appointed Head of the Provincial Government of Tyrol.

         – He had been a leading member of the resistance movement that made it possible for Innsbruck to be handed over to the Americans already liberated from National Socialism at the beginning of May.

         – He switched to the Provisional Government as a representative of the western province, and was appointed Under Secretary of State.

1953 – Appointed as the Foreign Minister of Austria but was forced to resign because of the way he described a domestic political scandal that had taken place.

1954 – He was ambassador to the USA.

1958 – He was a Special Adviser at the International Atomic Energy Agency.

1961 – He was ambassador in Madrid.

1966 – He was ambassador in Bonn.

1972 – He returned to Washington as ambassador.

         – He was in Bern as ambassador.

1995 – Died on February 1st in Innsbruck.