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Adolf Deucher
Adolf Deucher

Adolf Deucher (15 February 1831, in Wipkingen – 10 July 1912, in Bern) was a Swiss politician.

Early career


He studied medicine at Heidelberg, Zurich, Prague, and Vienna. In 1855 he became a member of the council of his canton (Thurgau), and in 1868 he served as a member of the council established to formulate a new democratic constitution for Thurgau. From 1869 to 1873 he was a member of the National Council of Switzerland, and, three years after his re-election to that body became its president (1882).[1]

Later career


He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 10 April 1883 and died in office on 10 July 1912. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party. During his office time he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation four times in 1886, 1897, 1903 and 1909.

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