Jean-Philippe Maitre

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Jean-Philippe Maitre (18 June 1949 – 1 February 2006) was a Swiss politician, member of the Swiss National Council (1983-2005). He was elected President of the National Council for the year 2005, but resigned on 1 March 2005 due to a brain tumor.

Maitre studied law at the University of Geneva and practiced as an attorney in Geneva.

From 1973 to 1985 he was member of the cantonal parliament of Geneva. In 1985, Maitre was elected to the government of the canton of Geneva (Conseil d'Etat). He resigned in 1997, after presiding the council that year.

Maitre was married and father of three.

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Preceded by
Max Binder
President of the Swiss National Council
Succeeded by
Thérèse Meyer