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Daniel-Henri Druey (12 April 1799 – 29 March 1855) was a Swiss politician of the 19th century and a founding father of constitutional democracy and member of Free Democratic Party in Switzerland.[1] [6]

Early life


Druey was born in Faoug in the Canton of Vaud. After studying law at the academy in Lausanne he engaged in further study at Heidelberg, Paris and London.[2] [7]

Political career in Switzerland


When Druey returned to Switzerland, aged 29, he was chosen to sit on the Canton of Vaud's Great Council. Two years later he became a member of the State Council.[3] [8]

Druey was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 16 November 1848 as one of the seven initial members. During his time in office he held the following departments:

and was President of the Confederation in 1850.

Druey died in office on 29 March 1855.

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