Bruno Pittermann. photo, around 1960.
Pittermann, Bruno, b. Vienna, Sept. 3, 1905, d. Vienna, Sept. 19, 1983, teacher and politician (Austrian Socialist Party, SPÖ). 1934 imprisoned and during the Nazi regime politically persecuted. From 1945-1971 member of the Nationalrat, 1950-1957 deputy leader of the SPÖ in the province of Vienna, 1957-1967 federal party chairman of the Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (Austrian Socialist Party), 1956-1970 chairman of the SPÖ parliamentary group, 1964-1976 President of Socialist International. 1957-1966 Vice-chancellor, 1959-1966 in charge of planning in the nationalised industries. Played a key role in the fall of F. Olah and in reconciling the SPÖ with the Catholic Church and with former opponents from the period between the wars.
Literature: W. Maderthaner (ed.), B. P. Ein Portrait, 1995.