He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 4 April 1935 and handed over office on 31 July 1940. He was affiliated to the Radical Democratic Party. During his time in office he headed up the Federal Department of Economic Affairs.
- Profile of Hermann Obrecht with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Hermann Obrecht in the German National Library catalogue
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