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He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 14 September 1950 resigned on 26 November 1954 and died on 9 December 1954. He was affiliated to the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland. During his office time he held the Department of Posts and Railways.
- Profile of Josef Escher with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Josef Escher in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
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