Max Petitpierre

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Max Petitpierre (26 February 1899 – 25 March 1994) was a Swiss politician, jurist and member of the Swiss Federal Council, heading the Political Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) (1944-1961).

Max Petitpierre

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 14 December 1944 and handed over office on 30 June 1961. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party.

During his time in office he held the Political Department (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and was President of the Confederation three times in 1950, 1955 and 1960.

He died at the age of 95.

External links

  • Max Petitpierre in the Dodis database of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
  • Fonds Max Petitpierre. Summary of his papers archived at Centre d'archives européennes, Coppet.
  • Profile of Max Petitpierre with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
Political offices
Preceded by
Marcel Pilet-Golaz
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Hans Schaffner

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