Hans Schatzmann

Hans Schatzmann
5th Chancellor of Switzerland
In office
Preceded by Gottlieb Ringier
Succeeded by Adolf von steiger
Personal details
Born 24 January 1848
Windisch, Switzerland
Died 12 July 1923 (1923-07-13) (aged 75)
Bern, Switzerland
Political party Free Democratic Pary of Switzerland (FDP)
Alma mater University of Zurich
University of Heidelberg
University of Munich
University of Berlin

Hans Schatzmann (born 24 January 1848 in Windisch, Switzerland) was a Swiss politician who served as the fifth Chancellor of Switzerland.

He studied at Aarau, then pursued legal studies at the universities of Zurich, Heidelberg, Munich, and Berlin, where he passed his bar exam in 1871.

He worked at Brugg and Lenzburg before being named tribunal president at Aarau. In 1879, he was named Secretary and bureau chief of the Federal Chancellory. He became Vice-Chancellor in 1881, where he would frequently serve as acting Chancellor as the holder of that title Gottlieb Ringier was ill. He was elected as Chancellor in 1909.

As a specialist in federal administration, he participated in the redaction of the law on federal administration in 1914 and was the founder of the publication Federal Paper in Italian. He retired in 1918 and died of apoplexy five years later.



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