Martin Bundi (19 October 1932 – 1 January 2020) was a Swiss historian and politician. He was a member of the Swiss National Council from 1975 to 1995 and was the chamber’s President in 1985 and 1986. He was a native of the Canton of Grisons and a longtime member of the Social Democratic Party.
|Member of the National Council of Switzerland|
1 December 1975 – 3 December 1995
|President of the National Council|
2 December 1985 – 1 December 1986
|Preceded by||Arnold Koller|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Jacques Cevey|
|Born||19 October 1932|
|Died||1 January 2020 (aged 87)|
|Political party||Social Democratic Party|
Bundi was born in Sagogn in the Canton of Grisons on 19 October 1932. He earned a doctorate at the University of Zürich in 1963 and became a teacher at the Graubünden Teacher Training Collegein Chur. He became the deputy director of the college in 1967.
In 1972, Bundi was elected to the municipal council of Chur where he served until 1975. In the 1975 Swiss federal election, Bundi was elected to the National Council. While on the council, he was on the committee for science and research, the military committee and the foreign policy committee. He was a supporter of the Romansh language and worked to upgrade its status in the Swiss Federal Constitution.
In 1991, Bundi became the President of the Federal National Park Commission and was the chairman of Renania, a society dedicated to Rhaeto-Romance.
Bundi was married with five children. He died on 1 January 2020 at the age of 87.
- "Bündner Ex-SP-Nationalrat Martin Bundi 87-jährig gestorben". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). 2019-01-03.
- "Der Mann der leisen Töne und der kräftigen Taten" (in German). Süd Ost Schweiz. 2020-01-04.
- Wendy Ayres-Bennett; Janice Carruthers (2018). Manual of Romance Sociolinguistics. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG.