Gerhard Schröder facts for kids
For the older CDU politician and former Minister of Defence, see Gerhard Schröder (CDU)
Gerhard Schröder was Chancellor of Germany from 1998 to 2005.
He was born on 7 April 1944 in Mossenberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. After school he learned retail sales in a Lemgo from 1958 to 1961. After that he made his abitur (highest school exam in Germany) in Bielefeld. Then he studied law in Göttingen. After that he worked as a lawyer.
He joined the Social Democratic Party of Germany in 1963 and became chairman of its youth organisation in 1978. In 1986 he became a member of the State Parliament of Lower Saxony. In 1990 he was elected as Prime-Minister of Lower Saxony.
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