Joachim Heer

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Joachim Heer

Joachim Heer (25 September 1825 - 1 March 1879) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1875-1878).

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 10 December 1875 and handed over office on 31 December 1878. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland. During his office time he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation in 1877.

Dr. Joachim-Heer-Strasse in Glarus is named for him.

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Preceded by
Alfred Escher
President of the National Council
1863
Succeeded by
Victor Ruffy
Preceded by
Louis Ruchonnet
President of the National Council
1869/1870
Succeeded by
Fridolin Anderwert
Preceded by
Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1875–1878
Succeeded by
Simeon Bavier