Hans-Peter Tschudi

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Hans-Peter Tschudi
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Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
17 December 1959 – 31 December 1973
Preceded byGiuseppe Lepori
Succeeded byWilli Ritschard
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 1970 – 31 December 1970
Vice PresidentRudolf Gnägi
Preceded byLudwig von Moos
Succeeded byRudolf Gnägi
In office
1 January 1965 – 31 December 1965
Vice PresidentHans Schaffner
Preceded byLudwig von Moos
Succeeded byHans Schaffner
Home Affairs Minister
In office
17 December 1959 – 31 December 1973
Preceded byPhilipp Etter
Succeeded byHans Hürlimann
Personal details
Born(1913-10-22)22 October 1913
Basel, Switzerland
Died30 September 2002(2002-09-30) (aged 88)
Basel, Switzerland
Political partySP
Spouse(s)Irma Tschudi
Alma materUniversity of Basel

Hans-Peter Tschudi (22 October 1913 – 30 September 2002) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1959-1973) heading the Department of Home Affairs (Swiss interior minister).

Tschudi was a member of the Cantonal Government of Basel-City from 1953 to 1959. He was affiliated to the Social Democratic Party. From 1956, he represented the canton of Basel-City in the Swiss Council of States, until he was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 17 December 1959.

During his time in office he held the Department of Home Affairs and was President of the Confederation twice in 1965 and 1970. Tschudi handed over office on 31 December 1973. In his position as the head of the Department of Home Affairs , he promoted the expansion of social security during the economic boom years.[1]

Tschudi in 1983

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Political offices
Preceded by
Giuseppe Lepori
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1959–1973
Succeeded by
Willy Ritschard