|President of the Confederation|
21 November 1848 – 31 December 1849
|Member of the Swiss Federal Council|
3 March 1805|
|Died||25 July 1861
After studying at Zürich, Heidelberg and Göttingen, he was elected to the Grand Council of Switzerland (German: Kantonsparlament) in 1834, where he was president in 1837 and 1839. In 1845 he became president of the cantonal diet (German: Kantonsregierung) of Zürich. He was President of the Swiss Diet from 2 April 1845 to 31 December 1845.
He was elected to the Federal Council on 16 November 1848 as one of the seven initial members. During his time in office, he presided over the following departments:
- Political Department (1848–1849)
- Department of Justice and Police (1850–1851)
- Political Department (1852)
- Department of Justice and Police (1853–1854)
- Political Department (1855)
- Department of Justice and Police (1856–1857)
- Political Department (1858)
- Department of Justice and Police (1859–1861)
He was the first president of the Confederation from 21 November 1848 to 31 December 1849 and again in 1852, 1855 and 1858.
Furrer died in office on 25 July 1861. He wrote Das Erbrecht der Stadt Winterthur (“Inheritance law in the city of Winterthur,” 1832).
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