Kurt Furgler

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Kurt Furgler
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Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
8 December 1971 – 31 December 1986
Preceded by Ludwig von Moos
Succeeded by Arnold Koller
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1985 – 31 December 1985
Preceded by Leon Schlumpf
Succeeded by Alphons Egli
In office
1 January 1981 – 31 December 1981
Preceded by Georges-André Chevallaz
Succeeded by Fritz Honegger
In office
1 January 1977 – 31 December 1977
Preceded by Rudolf Gnägi
Succeeded by Willy Ritschard
Personal details
Born (1924-06-24)24 June 1924
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Died 23 July 2008(2008-07-23) (aged 84)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Political party Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland
Alma mater University of Fribourg

Kurt Furgler (June 24, 1924 – July 23, 2008) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1972–1986).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on December 8, 1971 and handed over office on December 31, 1986. He is affiliated to the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland.

During his office time he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation three times in 1977, 1981 and 1985.

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Preceded by
Ludwig von Moos
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1972–1986
Succeeded by
Arnold Koller