Wilhelm Kindl (*1917; † 1998)
Member of the National Council (1953-1956 VdU, 1959-1966 FPÖ)
Provincial Party Chairman, FPÖ Lower Austria (1956-1970)
Wilhelm Kindl was a Freedom Party politician and trade unionist. He was a Member of the National Council from 1953 until 1956 and again from 1959 to 1966, and from 1956 until 1970 he was also Provincial Party Chairman of the FPÖ Lower Austria.
Wilhelm Kindl was born on 10 October 1917 in Sankt Valentin, Lower Austria, and died on 5 November 1998 in Neunkirchen, also in Lower Austria. After completing compulsory education, he trained as a rubber worker and found employment at Semperit AG. He became the Deputy Chairman of the Works Council representing white collar employees and later on Chairman of the Works Council at Semperit headquarters in Vienna.
Wilhelm Kindl first entered the National Council for the League of Independents (VdU) from 1953 to 1956. After the FPÖ was founded in 1956, he served as an FPÖ Member of the National Council from 1959 until 1966. In 1956 he became Chairman of the FPÖ Lower Austria, a position he retained until 1970. His main political focus as an FPÖ trade unionist and member of the Executive Board of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) was of course social policy. In 1974 he became the FPÖ’s federal spokesperson on social policy. In the National Council he was also active on the Defence Committee.
Essential political functions
1953-1956 Member of the National Council (VdU)
1956-1970 Regional Party Chairman of the FPÖ Lower Austria
1959-1966 Member of the National Council (FPÖ)