A native of Linz, Langoth was the son of a miller and a flour merchant and qualified as a teacher in 1896. He began his political career as a nationalist member of the Landtag of Upper Austria in 1909. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army as a lieutenant during the First World War and subsequently with the Landsturm.

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  • Franz Langoth (* 20. August 1877 in Linz; † 17. April 1953 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Lehrer, Unteroffizier und Politiker. Er war vom 1. Jänner 1944 bis zum 7. Mai 1945 Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Linz. (de)
  • A native of Linz, Langoth was the son of a miller and a flour merchant and qualified as a teacher in 1896. He began his political career as a nationalist member of the Landtag of Upper Austria in 1909. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army as a lieutenant during the First World War and subsequently with the Landsturm. In the immediate aftermath of the war Langoth became head of the provincial security committee in Linz and, although he became noted for his hard-line völkisch beliefs and his strong support for Anschluss, he also worked closely with Johann Nepomuk Hauser, the governor of Upper Austria who was noted for his Christian socialist beliefs. As deputy Laundeshauptmann Langoth gained a reputation as a strong, albeit even-handed, upholder of law and order in the province. In particular Langoth clashed regularly with Emil Fey, particularly as he had banned marches by the Heimwehr in Upper Austria. Langoth's reputation as law enforcer even saw Engelbert Dollfuss offer him the post of Federal Minister of Public Security in May 1932 but the offer was rejected. He became leader of the Greater German People's Party after the First World War, leading the party on a strongly anti-Semitic and racist course. However whilst the party initially enjoyed a following it soon lost out to the Nazi Party and Langoth joined this group in 1933. He also joined the Schutzstaffel at the same time. Under the Ständestaat Langoth established the Hilfswerk Langoth which provided welfare payments to Nazi activists and played an important role in ensuring the continuation of the Nazi movement. Although the Nazi Party was banned in Austria after the attempted putsch of 1934 Kurt Schuschnigg allowed Langoth's group to be active due to his high standing. Langoth, along with Ernst Kaltenbrunner and Anton Reinthaller, even met with Schuschnigg in 1935 in an attempt to get the ban on the Nazis lifted in return for a guarantee of co-operation with the regime. (en)
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  • Mayor of Linz (en)
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  • Franz Langoth (* 20. August 1877 in Linz; † 17. April 1953 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Lehrer, Unteroffizier und Politiker. Er war vom 1. Jänner 1944 bis zum 7. Mai 1945 Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Linz. (de)
  • A native of Linz, Langoth was the son of a miller and a flour merchant and qualified as a teacher in 1896. He began his political career as a nationalist member of the Landtag of Upper Austria in 1909. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army as a lieutenant during the First World War and subsequently with the Landsturm. (en)
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