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List of members of the Swiss Federal Council

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The table below shows the members of the Swiss Federal Council or Federal Councilors (in German: Bundesräte, in French: conseillers fédéraux, in Italian: consiglieri federali) for any given year since instauration of the federal council (in German: Bundesrat, in French: conseil fédéral, in Italian: consiglio federale) from 1848 to present. If you are only interested in a chronological list of the members, you can view the page without the html-tags of the source.

Contents

Table

Decade First day in office1 Federal councilors
1848  16 November 1848
Ulrich Ochsenbein2 Jonas Furrer Martin Josef Munzinger Daniel Henri Druey Friedrich Frey-Herosé Wilhelm Matthias Näff Stefano Franscini
1850s  


31 December 1854 Jakob Stämpfli


11 July 1855 3 Constant Fornerod


14 July 1855 Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel


30 July 1857 Giovanni Battista Pioda


1860s  


30 July 1861 Jakob Dubs


31 December 1863 Karl Schenk


12 July 1864 Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel 2


31 December 1866 Emil Welti


31 October 1867 Victor Ruffy


1870s  


1 February 1870 Paul Cérésole


28 May 1872 Johann Jakob Scherer


31 December 1872 Eugène Borel


31 December 1875 3 4 Joachim Heer Numa Droz Fridolin Anderwert Bernhard Hammer


31 December 1878 4 Simeon Bavier


1880s  


3 March 1881 3 Antoine Louis John Ruchonnet


10 April 1883 Adolf Deucher


13 December 1888 Wilhelm Friedrich Hertenstein


1890s  


31 December 1890 Emil Frey


31 December 1891 Josef Zemp


31 December 1892 Adrien Lachenal


14 December 1893 Eugène Ruffy


16 August 1895 Eduard Müller Walter Hauser


31 March 1897 Ernst Brenner


14 December 1899 Marc-Emile Ruchet


1900s 31 December 1899 Robert Comtesse


11 December 1902 Ludwig Forrer


17 June 1908 Josef Anton Schobinger


1910s  


4 April 1911 Arthur Hoffmann


14 December 1911 Giuseppe Motta


12 March 1912 Louis Perrier


17 July 1912 Edmund Schulthess Camille Decoppet


12 June 1913 Felix-Louis Calonder


26 June 1917 Gustave Ador


31 December 1917 Robert Haab


11 December 1919 Karl Scheurer


31 December 1919 Ernest Chuard Jean-Marie Musy


1920s  


12 February 1920 Heinrich Häberlin


31 December 1928 Marcel Pilet-Golaz


12 December 1929 Rudolf Minger Albert Meyer


1930s  


30 April 1934 Johannes Baumann Philipp Etter


15 April 1935 Hermann Obrecht


31 December 1938 Ernst Wetter


1940s  


22 February 1940 Enrico Celio


31 July 1940


10 December 1940 Eduard von Steiger Walter Stampfli


31 December 1940 Karl Kobelt


31 December 1943 Ernst Nobs


31 December 1944 Max Petitpierre


31 December 1947 Rodolphe Rubattel


1950s  


15 October 1950 Josef Escher


13 December 1951 Markus Feldmann


31 December 1951 Max Weber


9 December 1954 Thomas Holenstein


31 December 1954 Hans Streuli Paul Chaudet Giuseppe Lepori


11 December 1958 Friedrich Traugott Wahlen


1960s 31 December 1959 5 Willy Spühler Hans-Peter Tschudi Ludwig von Moos Jean Bourgknecht


30 June 1961 Hans Schaffner


30 September 1962 Roger Bonvin


31 December 1965 Rudolf Gnägi


31 December 1966 Nello Celio


1970s 31 December 1969 Ernst Brugger


31 January 1970 Pierre Graber


31 December 1971 Kurt Furgler


1 December 1973 Willy Ritschard


31 December 1973 Georges-André Chevallaz Hans Hürlimann


31 January 1978 Pierre Aubert Fritz Honegger


1980s 31 December 1979 Leon Schlumpf


31 December 1982 Rudolf Friedrich Alphons Egli


7 December 1983 Otto Stich


31 December 1983 Jean-Pascal Delamuraz


20 October 1984 Elisabeth Kopp


31 December 1986 Arnold Koller Flavio Cotti


31 December 1987 Adolf Ogi René Felber


12 January 1989 Kaspar Villiger
1990s 31 December 1989


31 March 1993 3 Ruth Dreifuss


31 October 1995 Moritz Leuenberger


30 March 1998 Pascal Couchepin


30 April 1999 Ruth Metzler-Arnold 2


Joseph Deiss


2000s  


31 December 2000 Samuel Schmid


31 December 2002 Micheline Calmy-Rey


31 December 20036


Christoph Blocher


Hans-Rudolf Merz


21 April 2019

Notes:
1Members are elected by federal parliament for a four year term and traditionally re-elected. If the predecessor died in office, date of election, otherwise - if available - first day in office.
2Not reelected (Jean-Jacques Challet-Venel, Ulrich Ochsenbein, Ruth Metzler-Arnold)
3The office was previously declined by the first person elected: 11.7.1855 Johann Stehlin (1803-1879) BS; 18.12.1875 Charles Estoppey (1820-1888) VD; 10.12.1875 Antoine Louis John Ruchonnet (1834-1893) VD, accepted later; 22.2.1881 Karl Hoffmann (1820-1895) SG; 03.03.1993 Francis Matthey (1942-2002) NE.
4Exceptionally low representation of the French and Italian speaking cantons, compared to the German speaking ones (1:6). In recent years, those are overrepresented 3:4 (proportional to their population).
5Since 1959: Magic formula (Zauberformel) of party composition (proportional to parties in federal parliament): FDP/PRD 2, CVP/PDC 2, SPS/PSS 2, SVP/UDC 1.
6Change to magic formula of party composition (again proportional to parties in federal parliament): FDP/PRD 2, SPS/PSS 2, SVP/UDC 2, CVP/PDC 1.

Statistics/trivia

Political party of the councilors

Parties Members1 Years in office 1
FDP/PRD (Freisinnige, parti radical)67
LPS/PLS1
CVP/PDC (formerly KVP)19
SVP/UDC (formerly BGB/PAI)9
SPS/PSS12

Years in office

31	Karl Schenk in 1895
29	Adolf Deucher in 1912
28	Giuseppe Motta in 1940
27	Wilhelm Matthias Näff in 1875
25	Emil Welti in 1891
	Eugène Ruffy in 1919
	Giovanni Battista Pioda in 1882
	Philipp Etter in 1959
24	Eduard Müller in 1919
22	Edmund Schulthess in 1935
	Robert Comtesse in 1922
20	Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel in 1875
1	Louis Perrier in 1913
	Rudolf Friedrich in 1984
2	Gustave Ador in 1919
	Jean Bourgknecht in 1962
	Max Weber in 1954
	Victor Ruffy in 1869
3	Eugène Borel in 1875
	Joachim Heer in 1878
	Josef Anton Schobinger in 1911
4	Alphons Egli in 1986
	Elisabeth Kopp in 1989
	Josef Escher in 1954
	Ruth Metzler-Arnold in 2003
5	Ernst Wetter in 1943
	Fridolin Anderwert in 1880
	Fritz Honegger in 1982
	Giuseppe Lepori in 1959
	Hermann Obrecht in 1940
	Paul Cérésole in 1875
	René Felber in 1993
	Thomas Holenstein in 1959

(w/o councilors currently in office)

Age when elected

72	Gustave Ador in 1917
65	Josef Escher in 1950
63	Louis Perrier in 1912
	Christoph Blocher in 2003
62	Ernest Chuard in 1919
61	Ernst Wetter in 1938
	Hans Streuli in 1953
	Pierre Graber in 1969
	Hans-Rudolf Merz in 2004
60	Fritz Honegger in 1977
	Johannes Baumann in 1934
31	Numa Droz in 1875
34	Jakob Stämpfli in 1854
35	Ruth Metzler-Arnold in 1999
36	Constant Fornerod in 1855
	Eugène Borel in 1872
37	Ulrich Ochsenbein in 1848
38	Paul Cérésole in 1870
39	Eugène Ruffy in 1893
	Jakob Dubs in 1861
	Marcel Pilet-Golaz in 1928

Age when resigning/dying in office

81	Adolf Deucher in 1912
75	Robert Comtesse in 1922
74	Giovanni Battista Pioda in 1882
	Gustave Ador in 1919
	Josef Zemp in 1908
73	Wilhelm Matthias Näff in 1875
72	Karl Schenk in 1895
	Ludwig Forrer in 1917
71	Eduard Müller in 1919
	Ernest Chuard in 1928
	Simeon Bavier in 1896
70	Arthur Hoffmann in 1927
	Eduard von Steiger in 1951
	Pierre Graber in 1978
69	Giuseppe Motta in 1940
	Josef Escher in 1954
68	Albert Meyer in 1938
	Bernhard Hammer in 1890
	Georges-André Chevallaz in 1983
	Otto Stich in 1995
	Philipp Etter in 1959
	Willy Spühler in 1970
67	Edmund Schulthess in 1935
	Hans Streuli in 1959
66	Arnold Koller in 1999
	Emil Welti in 1891
	Ernst Wetter in 1943
	Friedrich Traugott Wahlen in 1965
	Heinrich Häberlin in 1934
	Johannes Baumann in 1940
	Roger Bonvin in 1973
39     Ruth Metzler-Arnold in 2004
40	Eugène Borel in 1875
43	Jakob Stämpfli in 1863
	Paul Cérésole in 1875
	Ulrich Ochsenbein in 1854
46	Victor Ruffy in 1869
48	Constant Fornerod in 1867
	Numa Droz in 1892
50	Adrien Lachenal in 1899
	Jakob Dubs in 1872

Years alive after resigning from office

36	Ulrich Ochsenbein, died in 1890
35	Hans Schaffner in 2004
33	Max Petitpierre in 1994
32	Constant Fornerod in 1899
	Felix-Louis Calonder in 1952
30	Enrico Celio in 1980
	Paul Cérésole in 1905
29	Hans-Peter Tschudi	in 2002
25	Emil Frey in 1922
	Pierre Graber in 2003
22	Nello Celio in 1995

Age

95	Hans Schaffner in 2004 (born 1908)
	Max Petitpierre in 1994
94	Pierre Graber in 2003
90	Enrico Celio in 1980
88	Felix-Louis Calonder in 1952
	Hans-Peter Tschudi	in 2002
	Willy Spühler in 1990
87	Georges-André Chevallaz in	2002
86	Friedrich Traugott Wahlen in 1985
	Philipp Etter in 1977


See also: Politics of Switzerland - Presidents of the Swiss Confederation - Executive branch - Incumbents

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