Wilhelm Hertenstein

Wilhelm Friederich Hertenstein (5 May 1825, in Kyburg – 27 November 1888) was a Swiss politician.[1]

Wilhelm Friedrich Hertenstein, member of the Swiss Federal Council

Hertenstein was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 21 March 1879 and died in office on 27 November 1888. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland. During his office time he held the Military Department and was President of the Confederation in 1888.

Hertenstein died while in office as President of the Confederation and is so far the only holder of this office who did not finish his term.[2]

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  1. ^ Council, The Federal. "Wilhelm Hertenstein". www.admin.ch. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
  2. ^ "The Presidency of the Helvetic Confederation from 1848 to the present day". Swiss Federalism. Retrieved 3 October 2022.
Preceded by Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by