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German government official , German legislator

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German legislator, former German government official.


Steinmeier, Frank-Walter was born on January 5, 1956 in Detmold, Germany.


Student in Law and Political Science, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany, 1976—1982.


Academy assistant, chair public law and political science Department Law Giessen University, 1986—1991. Desk officer media law and policy State Chancellery of Land Lower Saxony, 1991. State secretary, head State Chancellery of Land Power Saxony, 1996—1998.

Head Office of Min.-President of Land Lower Saxony, 1993—1994, State Chancellery Department Policy Guidelines and Interministerial Coordination and Planning, 1994—1996. State secretary Federal Chancellery, Germany, 1998—1999, head, 1999—2005. Commissioner Federal Intelligence Services, 1998—1999.

Federal minister foreign affairs Government Germany, 2005—2009, vice chancellor, 2007—2009. Member of Parliament Brandenburg district 61 constituency, chairman Social Democratic Party parliamentary group Bundestag (House of Representatives), Germany, since 2009.