Rudolf Gnägi

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Rudolf Gnägi

Rudolf Gnägi (3 August 1917, Schwadernau, Canton of Bern - 20 April 1985) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1966-1979).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 8 December 1965 and handed over office on 31 December 1979. He was affiliated to the Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents (BGB/PAI), which became the Swiss People's Party in 1972.

During his office time he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1971 and 1976.

His name is popularly remembered as the nickname of a Swiss Army ordonnance item, an olive-green jumper officially named Trikothemd 75, but commonly known as Gnägi.

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Preceded by
Friedrich Traugott Wahlen
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1966–1979
Succeeded by
Leon Schlumpf