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Rudolf Josef Schmidt

diplomat

Rudolf Josef Schmidt, German diplomat. Fellow Harvard University, 1979-1980.

Background

Schmidt, Rudolf Josef was born on June 4, 1938 in Burghausen, Germany. Son of Franz Xaver and Franziska (Strasser) Schmidt.

Education

First legal degree, University Munich, 1963. Legal doctor, University Munich, 1967. Second legal degree, Ministry of Justice, Munich, 1968.

Career

Lecturer University Aix-en-Provence, France, 1964-1965. Attaché Foreign Office, Bonn, Germany, 1969-1970, 2d secretary Germany, 1970-1972. Consul Consulate General, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1972-1975.

Counsellor German Embassy, Kinshasa, Zaire, 1975-1977, Washington, 1977-1979, German North Atlantic Treaty Organization Mission, Brussels, 1980-1983. First counsellor German Mission to United Nations, New York City, 1986-1990. Minister DHM German Embassy, Moscow, 1994-1998.

Ambassador Perm Republican to the USCE, Vienna, since 1998.

Connections

Married Uta Clausen; children: Julia, Valeria, Fabian.

father:
Franz Xaver Schmidt

mother:
Franziska (Strasser) Schmidt

spouse:
Uta Clausen

children:
Julia Schmidt

Valeria Schmidt

Fabian Schmidt