Jean de Muralt

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Johannes von Muralt

Jean de Muralt was a Swiss lawyer and the chairman of the International League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 1944 to 1945 (the League's first non-American chairman since its foundation in 1919).

He studied jurisprudence at the Universities of Berlin, Munich and Zurich, and completed his From 1903 to 1907 he worked as a district attorney, and from 1908 to 1932 worked in the Swiss Army as an artillery-training officer. In 1913, he was promoted to staff office, in 1926 to Oberst then in 1932 to Divisionär. From 1932 to 1937, he was Oberstdivisionärs Kommandant of Zürcher Felddivision 6.

In 1938, he became president of the Swiss Red Cross and held the office until 1946. During the Second World War, he was from 1940 to 1941 Swiss commissar for internment and hospitalisation.

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Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Norman Davis
Chairman of the
International League of
Red Cross Societies

1944-1945
Succeeded by
Basil O'Connor