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Name  Rudolf Gnagi
Role  Swiss Politician
Party  Swiss People\'s Party

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Died  April 20, 1985, Koniz, Switzerland

Rudolf Gnägi (3 August 1917, Schwadernau, Canton of Bern – 20 April 1985) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1966–1979).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 8 December 1965 and handed over office on 31 December 1979. He was affiliated to the Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents (BGB/PAI), which became the Swiss People's Party in 1972.

During his office time he held the following departments:

  • Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy (1966–1967)
  • Federal Military Department (1968)
  • Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy (1968)
  • Federal Military Department (1969–1979)
  • He was President of the Swiss Confederation twice in 1971 and 1976.

    His name is popularly remembered as the nickname of a Swiss Armed Forces ordonnance item, an olive-green jumper officially named Trikothemd 75, but commonly known as Gnägi.

    References

    Rudolf Gnägi Wikipedia


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