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Christian SchmidtFederal Minister of Food and Agriculture / Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure

Christian Schmidt
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Christian Schmidt is Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture and has been acting Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since 24 October 2017. From December 2013 to February 2014, Christian Schmidt was Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. In the eight years prior to that, the trained lawyer held the same office at the Federal Ministry of Defence. Christian Schmidt was born in 1957 in Obernzenn. He is married and has two children.

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Born 26 August 1957 in Obernzenn; married, two children

1974
Joined the CSU and the Young Union, the joint youth organisation of the CDU/CSU

1976
Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), Steller-Gymnasium, Bad Windsheim

1977 to 1982
Studied Law in Erlangen and Lausanne (Switzerland);

1982
First state examination in law

1982 to 1985
Legal assistant, second state examination in law

from 1985
Lawyer, specialized in labour law and competition law

since 1990
Member of the German Bundestag

October 2002 to November 2005
Spokesperson for defence policy of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag 

November 2005 to December 2013
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Defence

since October 2011
Deputy chairperson of the CSU.

since December 2013
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development

since February 2014
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture

since 24 October 2017
Acting Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure