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Fed­er­al Min­is­ter of Fi­nance Dr. Wolf­gang Schäu­ble

Portrait of Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of Finance
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance, Photo: Ilja C. Hendel

Wolfgang Schäuble, born in Freiburg on 18 September 1942, is a Protestant and is married with four children. He studied law and economics at the universities of Freiburg and Hamburg.

Professional career

Since 1965Member of the CDU (Christian Democratic Union)
Since 1972Member of the German Bundestag
1976 to 1984Head of the CDU Committee on Sport
1978 to 1984Barrister at Offenburg Regional Court
1981 to 1984Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag
1984 to 1989Federal Minister for Special Tasks; Head of the Federal Chancellery
1989 to 1991Federal Minister of the Interior
Since 1989Member of the CDU Executive Committee
1991 to 2000Head of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag
1998 to 2000CDU National Chairman
Since 2000Member of the CDU Presidium
2002 to 2005Deputy Head of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag with responsibility for foreign, security and European policy
2005to 2009Federal Minister of the Interior
Since 2009 Federal Minister of Finance

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