Marc-Émile Ruchet

Marc-Émile Ruchet (14 September 1853 in Bex 13 July 1912 in Bex) was a French-speaking Swiss politician.[1]

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 14 December 1899 and resigned on 9 July 1912, only four days before his death. He was affiliated with the Free Democratic Party.

While in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice, in 1905 and 1911.


  1. Encyclopédie illustrée du pays de Vaud: Les institutions 1974 - - Page 238 "Marc-Emile Ruchet (1853-1912), originaire de Bex. Avocat. Conseiller d'Etat de 1894 à 1899, député au Conseil des Etats de 1887 à 1894 et de 1896 à 1899. Conseiller fédéral de 1900 à 1912, tour à tour chef des Départements de l'intérieur, "
Preceded by
Eugène Ruffy
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Camille Decoppet
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