Emil Welti, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emil Welti

member of the Swiss Federal Council

Date of Birth: 23-Apr-1825

Place of Birth: Bad Zurzach, Aargau, Switzerland

Date of Death: 24-Feb-1899

Profession: judge, lawyer, politician

Nationality: Switzerland

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Emil Welti

  • Friedrich Emil Welti (born April 23, 1825 in Zurzach, † February 24, 1899 in Bern, called exclusively Emil Welti) was an influential Swiss politician, lawyer, and judge.
  • From 1856 to 1866, he was a member of the government of the canton of Aargau and, beginning in 1857, the Council of States.
  • Subsequently, in 1867, Welti was elected to the Bundesrat as a representative of the liberal-radical faction (today's FDP). Weiti was elected Federal President six times, a total succeeded only by Karl Schenk.
  • He is remembered for having unified the army, overhauled the Federal Constitution of 1874, and opened doors politically for the Gotthard Railway to breakthrough.

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