Marc-Émile Ruchet

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Marc-Emile Ruchet

Marc-Émile Ruchet (14 September 1853 in Bex – 13 July 1912 in Bex) was a French-speaking Swiss politician.[1]

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on December 14, 1899, and resigned on July 9, 1912, only four days before his death. He was affiliated with the Free Democratic Party.

While in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice, in 1905 and 1911.


  1. ^ Encyclopédie illustrée du pays de Vaud: Les institutions 1974 - - Page 238 "Marc-Emile Ruchet (1853-1912), originaire de Bex. Avocat. Conseiller d'Etat de 1894 à 1899, député au Conseil des Etats de 1887 à 1894 et de 1896 à 1899. Conseiller fédéral de 1900 à 1912, tour à tour chef des Départements de l'intérieur, "

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Preceded by
Eugène Ruffy
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Camille Decoppet