Henri Druey

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

Early life[edit]

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]

Political career in Switzerland[edit]

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]

Druey was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on November 16, 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.

Photograph of Druey in later life in 1850

Druey died in office on March 29, 1855.

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Preceded by
n/a one of the first seven
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1848–1855
Succeeded by
Constant Fornerod
Preceded by
Jonas Furrer
President of the Swiss Confederation
1850
Succeeded by
Josef Munzinger