Born: Dec 11, 1896 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 80 years of age.
1896 - Born on the 11th of December in Perpignan, France.
1908 - The family moved to Stuttgart where Schmid attended the prestigious humanist Karlsgymnasium
1914 - He passed his Abitur.
1918 - Schmid fought in the German army.
1921 - He studied law at the University of Tübingen after which he successfully sat the first.
1923 - He completed a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of the renowned legal scholar Hugo Sinzheimer
1924 - Second Legal State Exam.
1927 - After working as a lawyer for a short time he was made a justice of Württemberg state.
1928 - He worked as a research assistant for the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut for foreign public law.
1929 - Schmid completed his Habilitation with a thesis on the jurisprudence of the Permanent Court of International Justice.
1930 - He worked as a Privatdozent at the University of Tübingen.
1940 - He was made legal counsel of the 'Oberfeldkommandantur' of the German occupation forces in Lille.
1946 - He was granted tenure as professor of public law at Tübingen.
- He acted as chairman of the SPD in Württemberg-Hohenzollern from.
1947 - He was member of the SPD board.
- Schmid was elected as representative in the Landtag of Württemberg-Hohenzollern.
1948 - Schmid was a member of the Parlamentarischer Rat, acting as leader of the SPD faction and chair of the Chief Committee, playing a pivotal role in the drawing up of the German Basic Law.
1949 - He was a member of the Federal Diet.
- He also served as vice-president of the Federal Diet.
1953 - He relinquished this position for a chair in Political Science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main.
1958 - He was also a member of the Presidium of the SPD and acted as a catalyst for party reform.
1961 - He was part of Willy Brandt's shadow cabinet as shadow foreign minister.
1979 - Born on the 11th of December in Bonn.
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