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Christian Schmidt

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

born in Obernzenn (Central Franconia)
on 26 August 1957

married, two children

Evangelical-Lutheran

Political Career

since 1974 Member of the Christian Social Union (CSU)

1981 - 1991 Borough Chair of the Junge Union for Central Franconia

1984 - 1990 Town Council in Obernzenn and District Council in Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windsheim

since 1990 Member of the German Bundestag

  • Member of the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development (12th legislative period)
  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and spokesperson for foreign and security policy of the Bundestag group of CSU parliamentarians (12th – 14th legislative period)
  • Chair of the German-Israeli (13th legislative period) and the German-British Parliamentary Friendship Groups (14th/15th legislative period)
  • Member of the Defence Committee and spokesperson for defence policy of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag (15th legislative period)

1999 - 2009 District Chair of the CSU Association for Fürth-Stadt

since 2011 Deputy Chair of the CSU

2005 - 2013 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence

2013 - 2014 Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

since February 2014 Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

Education and Professional History

1976 Abitur (higher education entrance qualification) at Steller grammar school in Bad Windsheim, then military service

1977 - 1985 Studied law in Erlangen and Lausanne (CH), first and second State Examination in Law

from 1985 Lawyer, specialist areas: labour law (currently not practising)

Honorary position

since 2006 President of the German Atlantic Society

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