Jakob Dubs

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Jakob Dubs

Jakob Dubs (26 July 1822 – 13 January 1879) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1861–1872). Along with Gustave Moynier and Guillaume-Henri Dufour, he founded the Swiss Red Cross in July 1866, and served as its first President until 1872.

He was elected to the Federal Council on 30 July 1861 and handed over office on 28 May 1872. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland.

Life and work[edit]

During his time in political office, he was responsible for the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation three times in 1864, 1868 and 1870.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Giovanni Battista Pioda
President of the National Council
Succeeded by
Casimir Pfyffer
Preceded by
Aimé Humbert
President of the Council of States
Succeeded by
François Briatte
Preceded by
Jonas Furrer
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Johann Jakob Scherer