Robert Schmidt (politician)

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Robert Schmidt.
Robert Schmidt.

Robert Schmidt (15 May 1864 - 16 September 1943) was a German politician and member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

Schmidt, born in Berlin, learned the profession of piano manufacturer. From 1893 to 1902 he was editor for the social-democratic newspaper Vorwärts.

From 1893 to 1898 and from 1903 to 1918, he was a member of the Reichstag (parliament) of the German Empire. After the German revolution, he became a member of the National Assembly of the Weimar Republic. He remained a member of the Reichstag until 1930.

During the time of the republic, he acted as Minister for Alimentation under Philipp Scheidemann, as Minister for Economic Affairs under Gustav Bauer, and as Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Reconstruction under the first cabinet of Gustav Stresemann.

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