Edmund Schulthess

Edmund Schulthess (2 March 1868 – 22 April 1944) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1912-1935).

Edmund Schulthess


He was born on 2 March 1868 in Villnachern to Edmund Schulthess (1826-1906) and Cornelia Brigitta Marth (1828-1896).

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 17 July 1912 and handed over office on 15 April 1935. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party. During his time in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation four times in 1917, 1921, 1928 and 1933.

He died on 22 April 1944 in Bern.


He married Marguerite Jeanne Disqué (born c. 1880) and had a daughter Nelly Marguerite Jeanne Schulthess, born in Switzerland on 13 August 1903, who married as his first wife at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Bern on 30 November 1933 Portuguese Vasco Francisco Caetano de Castro Coutinho de Quevedo Pessanha, born in Lisbon, Coração de Jesus, on 3 July 1909), and had issue.

Preceded by
Adolf Deucher
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Hermann Obrecht
Preceded by
France Pierre de Coubertin
President of Organizing Committee for Winter Olympic Games
Succeeded by
United States William Stephens
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