Stremayr - 19th Century Encyclopedia Entries

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Meyer 1902-1909,

Nordisk Familjebok 1904-1926, Article : Stremayr (1918)
Stremayr, Karl Edler von, Austrian statesman, born in 1823 in Graz, died in 1904 in Pottschach,as member of the Great German Party participated in the German National Assembly in 1848, afterward worked as advocat and docent in law in Graz. Elected into Styria's diet in 1861, he was called to serve as ministerial counselor in the ministry of the interior in 1868. From 1870 to 1879, with brief interruptions, he held the ministry of education. In this function he brought about the cancellation of the concordat between Austria and the Papal See (1870) and several reforms in church and school legislation. From February to August 1879 Stremayr served as prime minister and afterward joined the cabinet Taaffe as minister of justice, which he, together with the other German Liberal ministers, already left in 1880. He went on to serve on the supreme court, the president of which he was from 1891 to 1899. He no more participated in political life.
source in Swedish, posted by Project Runeberg

Meyer's Konversationslexikon 1902-1909, Article : Stremayr
Stremayr, Karl Edler von, Austrian statesman, born on October 30th 1823 in Graz, died on June 22nd 1904 in Pottschach, studied law in Graz, joined state service in the K.u.K. Kammerprokuratur, from 1848 to 1849 was member of the Frankfurt National Assembly, then became supplent of Roman law at the University of Graz, and assistant state attorney. In 1861 elected into the Styrian diet and committee, in 1868 by Giskra called into the ministry of the interior as ministerial counselor, served three times as minister of education, from February 1st to April 12th 1870, from May 1870 to February 7th 1871, and from November 25th 1871 to February 15th 1879. He pushed through the lifting of the concordat, brought through the Reichsrat important laws on modern education and the church, but at the same time managed to maintain good relations with the Catholic clergy. After the resignation of cabinet Auersperg, Stremayr took over the presidency of the council of ministers and in August 1879 joined cabinet Taaffe as minister of justice with provisional administration of the ministry of education. He resigned on June 27th 1880 and withdrew from political life. He was appointed vice president of the supreme court, after Schmerling's resignation in November 1891 president of the latter, and held on to this position until February 1899, when he had to resign to make room for the Czech Habietinek. In 1889 he became member of the House of Lords; he also was curator-representative of the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Vienna, and their honorable member.
source in German, posted by Zeno


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