|2nd Prime Minister of Czechoslovakia|
8 July 1919 - 15 September 1920
|Member of the Austrian Imperial Council|
|Member of the Czechoslovak National Assembly|
27 October 1918 - 1 March 1921
|Born||18 October 1880|
|Died||22 March 1924 (aged 43)|
Berlin, Weimar Republic
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
Tusar was born as the son of a civil servant he attended a gymnasium and an economical school in Prague. Between 1900 and 1903 he worked for a bank, in 1903 he became a journalist for various social democratic papers. In 1908 he became editor in chief of the weekly magazine "Rovnost" in Brno and change it into daily newspaper.
In 1911 he was elected Member of the Austrian Reichsrat (the parliament of the Austro-Hungary) for the constituency of Brno. At first he was pro-Austrian oriented, but later he changed his mind and in 1918 he played a vital role in the formation of Czechoslovakia as new state. On 27 October 1918 from Wien he informed Alois Ra?ín, that is best moment to declare independence of Czechoslovakia. Then he became a member of the new Czechoslovak parliament, but till 1919 he stayed in Wien as negotiator with new formed Republic of Austria, he negotiate mainly about bordering issues.
8 July 1919 he became prime minister of a new coalition government of Social Democrats and Agrarian party. After parliamentary elections in 1920 he became prime minister again. On 14 August the government resigned because of the rising activity of the communist wing in Social Democracy.