Gerald Klug, 2014
|Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology|
26 January 2016 – 18 May 2016
|Preceded by||Alois Stöger|
|Succeeded by||Jörg Leichtfried|
|Federal Minister of Defence and Sports|
11 March 2013 – 28 January 2016
|Prime Minister||Werner Faymann|
|Preceded by||Norbert Darabos|
|Succeeded by||Hans Peter Doskozil|
13 November 1968 |
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Karl-Franzens University|
Gerald Klug (born 13 November 1968) is an Austrian jurist and politician. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party. He served as Federal Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology between 26 January 2016 and 18 May 2016. From 11 March 2013 to 26 January 2016 he served as Federal Minister of Defence and Sports.
Early life and education
Klug was born in Graz on 13 November 1968. After graduating from technical college in Graz and vocational school he served in the Austrian army from 1987 to 1988. He received a law degree from Karl-Franzens University in 2001.
Klug is a member of the Social Democratic Party and chairman of the party in the Austrian Federal Council, Austria’s Upper House. He was first elected to the council in 2005. He was appointed federal minister of defence and sports in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Werner Faymann on 11 March 2013, replacing Norbert Darabos in the post. On 28 January 2016 Klug's term ended and he was replaced by Hans Peter Doskozil in the post.
- "Curriculum Vitae of Gerald Klug, Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Gerald Klug becomes new defence minister". Austrian Independent. 12 March 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- Boris Groendahl (5 March 2013). "Austria's Ruling Party Names Minister Darabos to Manage Campaign". Bloomberg. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
- "Hans Peter Doskozil Sworn in as new Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
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