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Emil Welti

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Name  Emil Welti

Role  Swiss Politician
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Died  February 24, 1899, Bern, Switzerland

Emil Welti (23 April 1825 in Bad Zurzach, Aargau – 24 February 1899) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1866–1891).

He was elected to the Federal Council on 8 December 1866 and handed over office on 31 December 1891. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party. His son was marriaged by Escher's daughter Lydia Welti-Escher (1858–1891), patron of the arts and founder of the Gottfried Keller Stiftung.

During his time in office he held the following departments:

  • Military Department (1867–1868)
  • Political Department as President of the Confederation (1869)
  • Military Department (1870–1871)
  • Political Department as President of the Confederation (1872)
  • Military Department (1873–1875)
  • Political Department as President of the Confederation (1876)
  • Department of Posts and Telegraph (1877–1878)
  • Department of Posts and Railways (1879)
  • Political Department as President of the Confederation (1880)
  • Department of Justice and Police (1881)
  • Department of Posts and Railways (1882–1883)
  • Political Department as President of the Confederation (1884)
  • Department of Posts and Railways (1885–1891)
  • He was President of the Confederation six times in 1869, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884 and 1891.

    References

    Emil Welti Wikipedia


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