Franz Rauscher

Franz Rauscher, born in Vienna, Austria, (30 July 1900 - 11 March 1988) was an Austrian Social Democrat politician.

Rauscher followed his father into a career as a railway worker. He worked at the Westbahnhof railway station and became active in the railway union.[1]

In the late 1920s Rauscher was among one of the co-organizers of the Republikanischer Schutzbund in Lower Austria.

He was involved in setting up the Vienna Party School, of which he was the principal from 1927 to 1934.

In 1945 Rauscher was involved in the refoundation of the Social Democratic Party of Austria.


  1. "Rauscher, Franz". SPÖ. Retrieved 16 September 2015.
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