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|Foreign Minister of Austria|
July 11, 1936 – March 11, 1938
|Preceded by||Kurt Schuschnigg|
|Succeeded by||Wilhelm Wolf|
January 15, 1901|
|Died||December 5, 1957
He was a member of the Christian Socialist "Vaterländische Front" (Fatherland Front) party. From 1928 he was vice director of President Wilhelm Miklas' parliament and played an important part in the conclusion of the Juliabkommen in 1936. He was a friend of Kurt Schuschnigg, who made him Secretary of Foreign Affairs on February 12, 1936. He held that post until March 11, 1938, one day before the "Anschluss" of Austria to Hitler's Germany took place.
During World War II he worked in the industrial sector. In 1945, Schmidt was imprisoned because of his pro-Nazi attitude, but he was acquitted in 1947. Schmidt was the father of the successful and influential Austrian business-man, Guido Schmidt-Chiari.
- Der Hochverratsprozess gegen Dr. Guido Schmidt; Österreichische Staatsdruckerei; Vienna, 1947
|Foreign Minister of Austria
1936 – 1938
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