Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger

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Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger
Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger
2nd Mayor of Bern
In office
1849–1863
Preceded byKarl Zeerleder
Succeeded byChristoph Albert Kurz
Member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern
In office
1824–1831
First Secretary of the Secret Council
In office
1825–1829
Member of the Grand Council of Bern
In office
1831–1832
Vice-President of the Grand Council of Bern
In office
1832–1832
Member of the Grand Council of Bern
In office
1850–1858
Personal details
Born(1795-08-29)29 August 1795
Bern, Switzerland
Died17 March 1867(1867-03-17) (aged 71)
Bern, Switzerland
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Catharina Julie Adelheid Jenner

Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger (born 29 August 1795 in Bern - died 17 March 1867 in Bern) was a Swiss politician who served as the second mayor of Bern.

Personal life[edit]

Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger studied law in Bern, Berlin and Göttingen. He joined the state service in 1820. He married Catharina Julie Adelheid Jenner in 1822.

Political career[edit]

von Effinger was a member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Bern from 1824 to 1831 and first secretary of the secret council from 1825 to 1829. After the Regeneration in the canton of Bern, he was employed by the city of Bern. He was a member of the Grand Council of Bern from 1831 to 1832 and he was vice president of the council in 1832, he became a member again from 1850 to 1858. In 1833 he was chairman of the finance committee bourgeois.[1]

He was elected municipal president (mayor) of Bern in 1849, thereby succeeding Karl Zeerleder. He was Mayor until 1863. He was called the "Architect of the Federal Capital," because under his rule, they began the large-scale renovation of the city of Bern. He retired from politics in 1858 and he died in Bern on 17 March 1867.

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Karl Zeerleder
Mayor of Bern, Switzerland
1849–1863
Succeeded by
Christoph Albert Kurz

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friedrich Ludwig von Effinger". Christoph Zürcher. 17 October 2005. Retrieved 12 December 2015.