Gerald Klug
Gerald Klug, 2014
Minister of Transport, Innovation
and Technology
In office
26 January 2016 – 18 May 2016
Appointed byHeinz Fischer
ChancellorWerner Faymann
Preceded byAlois Stöger
Succeeded byJörg Leichtfried
Minister of Defense and Sports
In office
11 March 2013 – 28 January 2016
Appointed byHeinz Fischer
ChancellorWerner Faymann
Preceded byNorbert Darabos
Succeeded byHans Peter Doskozil
Personal details
Born (1968-11-13) 13 November 1968 (age 52)
Graz, Austria
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Alma materKarl-Franzens University
ProfessionJurist
With President Fischer and Minister Oster­mayer at the Opening of the Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice, Ballhausplatz 2014
With President Fischer and Minister Oster­mayer at the Opening of the Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice, Ballhausplatz 2014

Gerald Klug (born 13 November 1968) is an Austrian jurist and politician who served as Minister of Transport, Innovation and Technology in 2016. A member of the Social Democratic Party, he previously served as Minister of Defence and Sports from 2013 to 2016.

Early life and education

Klug was born in Graz on 13 November 1968.[1] After graduating from technical college in Graz and vocational school he served in the Austrian army from 1987 to 1988.[2] He received a law degree from Karl-Franzens University in 2001.[1]

Career

Klug is a member of the Social Democratic Party and chairman of the party in the Austrian Federal Council, Austria’s Upper House.[2][3] He was first elected to the council in 2005.[2] 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.[2] On 28 January 2016 Klug's term ended and he was replaced by Hans Peter Doskozil in the post.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae of Gerald Klug, Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d "Gerald Klug becomes new defence minister". Austrian Independent. 12 March 2013. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  3. ^ Boris Groendahl (5 March 2013). "Austria's Ruling Party Names Minister Darabos to Manage Campaign". Bloomberg. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Hans Peter Doskozil Sworn in as new Minister of Defence and Sports". Austrian Armed Forces. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2016.