Louis Ruchonnet

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Antoine Louis John Ruchonnet

Antoine Louis John Ruchonnet (28 April 1834, Lausanne – 14 September 1893) was a Swiss politician.

He was first elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 10 December 1875 but declined the election. He was elected again, and accepted the election, on 3 March 1881 and died in office on 14 September 1893. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland.

During his time in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1883 and 1890.

Avenue Louis-Ruchonnet in Lausanne is named after him.

There is a portrait of Louis Ruchonnet by Adolfo Müller-Ury (1862-1947), signed 'A Muller-Uri 1888' in the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lausanne. It was the gift of his son Ernest Ruchonnet in 1894.

Further reading

  • Rossel, Virgile (1893). Louis Ruchonnet: Sa vie, son esprit, son œuvre (in French). Lausanne: F. Payot.

External links

  • Profile of Louis Ruchonnet with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
  • Biography of Louis Ruchonnet on the website of the Swiss Parliament.
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Kaiser
President of the Swiss National Council
Succeeded by
Joachim Heer
Preceded by
Carl Feer-Herzog
President of the Swiss National Council
Succeeded by
Jakob Stämpfli
Preceded by
Fridolin Anderwert
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Eugène Ruffy

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