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Schmid, Carlo

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1976 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

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.