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Schmid, Carlo (Karl Schmid)

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Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1976 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Politician

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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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