Bernhard Hammer

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Bernhard Hammer
Bernhard Hammer.gif
Born 3 March 1822 (1822-03-03)
Olten, Canton of Solothurn
Died 6 April 1907 (1907-04-07)
Nationality Swiss
Occupation politician

Bernhard Hammer (3 March 1822, Olten - 6 April 1907) was a Swiss politician.

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 10 December 1875, and handed over office on 31 December 1890. He was affiliated with the Free Democratic Party.

During his time in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice, in 1879 and 1889.

The portrait of Hammer was painted in 1889 by the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury (1862–1947) and is signed Muller d'Uri. It was reproduced on the cover of the dust-wrapper and as the frontispiece of Eduard Fischer's biography 'Bundesrat Bernhard Hammer und Seine Zeit', published in Solothurn in 1970. Its present whereabouts (2007) is unknown.

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Preceded by
Eugène Borel
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1875–1890
Succeeded by
Emil Frey