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Anton Drexler
Chairman of the DAP
In office
1919–1921
Preceded by Karl Harrer
Succeeded by Adolf Hitler
Personal details
Born 13 June 1884(1884-06-13)
Munich, Germany
Died 24 February 1942(1942-02-24) (aged 57)
Munich, Germany
Nationality German
Political party DAP
NSDAP
Occupation Politician

Anton Drexler (13 June 1884 – 24 February 1942) was a German far-right political leader of the 1920s.

He was instrumental in the formation of the pan-German and anti-Semitic German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - DAP), the antecedent of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei - NSDAP).

Drexler served as mentor to Adolf Hitler during his early days in politics.