Heinrich Gleissner ’52

Heinrich Gleissner ’52 died on June 1, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. 

(The following is published by Wikipedia)

Heinrich Gleissner (born December 12, 1927 in Linz, died June 1, 2016 in Vienna) was an Austrian ambassador.

Heinrich Gleissner joined the foreign service in 1951. From 1953 to 1955, from 1973 to 1975 and from 1982 to 1992 he worked in the Federal Chancellery (Department for Foreign Affairs) and in the Foreign Ministry, most recently as head of the Disarmament Department. His foreign stations were:

1952 to 1953 in the office of the observer at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg.

1955 to 1957 and from 1959 to 1962 at the embassy in London.

1962 to 1965 at the United Nations in Geneva.

1965 to 1973 at the Consulate General in New York City, from 1966 to 1973 as Consul General.

1975 to 1979 as Director of the UN Security Council in New York City.

1979 to 1982 as ambassador to Great Britain in London.

He was a member of the Catholic student associations KOStV Austria Wien (since 1945) and AV Austria Innsbruck (since 1946), both in the OCV.

He received the Great Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria in 1992.


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