What was the Reich chancellor?
He was the Chancellor of the Reich, chancellor of the central government. The post of chancellor is roughly comparable to that of prime minister.
The First Reich was under the more well-known name of the Holy Roman Empire, begun by Charlemagne , which was led by numerous Emperors throughout the centuries which it existed. The Second Reich was unified and led by the Prussian Emperor, Wilhelm I and his chancellor, Otto von Bismarck. Wilhelm I was succeeded by Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the monarchy and hence the Second Reich, ended after the First World War.
Hitler was the leader of the largest party in the Reichstag (national legislature). In 1933, Reich President Hindenberg appointed Hitler as Reich Chancellor (prime minister). This made Hitler head of government. He then used this position to supress his opponents and enact laws that made him the sole leader of a one-party state.
Hitler was never president of Germany, however, he became leader of the Third Reich (the so-called Thousand-Year Empire) in the 1930's. Specifically, he was appointed Chancellor on January 30th of the year 1933. Immediately after then-president Von Hindenburg's death on August 12th of the year 1934 he proclaimed himself Führer, as well. He remained in power till his suicide on April 30th of the year 1945. Hitler was elected as the Chancellor of Germany/The Third…
Hitler became Reich Chancellor under German president Paul Von Hindenburg in 1932. He became the absolute leader of Germany after the Reich stag fire (who Hitler blamed on the communists) which gave Hitler emergency powers and after President Hindenburg died in 1933. After the President's death, Hitler named himself supreme Fuhrer of the Third Reich and he abolished the presidency and every political party in Germany except the Nazi Party.