Eugène Ruffy

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Eugène Ruffy

Eugène Ruffy (2 August 1854 – 25 October 1919) was a Swiss politician.

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 14 December 1893 and resigned on 31 October 1899. He was affiliated with the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland.

During his time in office he headed the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation in 1898.

His father, Victor Ruffy (1823-1869), was a member of the Federal Council in 1868/1869. The younger Ruffy was the only person to succeed his father as a member of the council until the election of Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf in 2007.

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Preceded by
Erwin Kurz
President of the National Council
1888/1889
Succeeded by
Heinrich Häberlin
Preceded by
Louis Ruchonnet
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1893–1899
Succeeded by
Marc-Emile Ruchet