Arthur Hoffmann (politician)

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Arthur Hoffmann

Arthur Hoffmann (18 June 1857 – 23 July 1927) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1911–1917).

Hoffmann was the son of Karl Hoffmann (1820–1895), who declined his election to the Swiss Federal Council in 1881.

Arthur Hoffmann was elected to the Federal Council on 4 April 1911 and resigned on 19 June 1917 as a result of the Grimm–Hoffmann Affair which seriously questioned Switzerland's neutrality during World War I.

He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party.

During Hoffmann's office time he held the following departments:

Hoffmann was President of the Confederation in 1914.

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Preceded by
Casimir von Arx
President of the Swiss Council of States
1902/1903
Succeeded by
Adrien Lachenal
Preceded by
Ernst Brenner
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1911–1917
Succeeded by
Gustave Ador