First Cabinet of Helmut Schmidt
Schmidt I

10th Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Germany
1974–1976
Date formed16 May 1974
Date dissolved14 December 1976
People and organisations
PresidentGustav Heinemann
ChancellorHelmut Schmidt
Vice-ChancellorHans-Dietrich Genscher
Member partySocial Democratic Party
Free Democratic Party
Status in legislatureCoalition government
Opposition partyChristian Democratic Union
Christian Social Union
Opposition leader
History
Election(s)None
Legislature term(s)7th Bundestag
PredecessorBrandt I
SuccessorSchmidt II

The First Schmidt cabinet was the government of Germany between 16 May 1974 and 14 December 1976, during the 7th legislature of the Bundestag. Led by the Social Democrat Helmut Schmidt, the cabinet was a coalition between the Social Democrats (SDP) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). The Vice-Chancellor was the Free Democrat Hans-Dietrich Genscher (FDP).

Composition


Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
ChancellorHelmut Schmidt16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Vice-Chancellor &
Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hans-Dietrich Genscher16 May 197414 December 1976 FDP
Federal Minister of InteriorWerner Maihofer16 May 197414 December 1976 FDP
Federal Minister of JusticeHans-Jochen Vogel16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of FinanceHans Apel16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of EconomicsHans Friderichs16 May 197414 December 1976 FDP
Federal Minister of DefenceGeorg Leber16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Transport &
Post and Communications
Kurt Gscheidle16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Research and TechnologyHans Matthöfer16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Food and AgricultureJosef Ertl16 May 197414 December 1976 FDP
Federal Minister of Labour and Social AffairsWalter Arendt16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Youth, Families and HealthKatharina Focke16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Intra-German RelationsEgon Franke16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Education and ScienceHelmut Rohde16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Economic CooperationErhard Eppler16 May 19748 July 1974 SPD
Egon Bahr8 July 197414 December 1976 SPD
Federal Minister of Planning, Architecture und Urban DevelopmentKarl Ravens16 May 197414 December 1976 SPD

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