Paul Cérésole

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Paul Cérésole

Paul Cérésole (16 November 1832, Friedrichsdorf, Hesse-Homburg – 7 January 1905) was a Swiss politician, judge of the Supreme Court (1867-1870) and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1870-1875).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 1 February 1870, and handed over office on 31 December 1875. He was affiliated with the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland.

While in office he held the following departments:

His son Pierre was a noted pacifist.

Cérésole died 1905 in Lausanne.

"Avenue Paul-Cérésole" in Vevey is named for him.

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Preceded by
Victor Ruffy
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1870–1875
Succeeded by
Numa Droz