Friedrich Traugott Wahlen

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Friedrich Traugott Wahlen (10 April 1899, Mirchel
Mirchel
Mirchel is a municipality in the Bern-Mittelland administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland.-Geography:Mirchel has an area, , of . Of this area, or 76.6% is used for agricultural purposes, while or 10.6% is forested...

, Canton of Bern – 7 November 1985, Bern) was a Swiss
Switzerland
Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

 politician
Politician
A politician, political leader, or political figure is an individual who is involved in influencing public policy and decision making...

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He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council
Swiss Federal Council
The Federal Council is the seven-member executive council which constitutes the federal government of Switzerland and serves as the Swiss collective head of state....

 on 11 December 1958 and handed over office on 31 December 1965. He was affiliated to the Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents (BGB/PAI), now the Swiss People's Party
Swiss People's Party
The Swiss People's Party , also known as the Democratic Union of the Centre , is a conservative political party in Switzerland. Chaired by Toni Brunner, but spearheaded by Christoph Blocher, the party is the largest party in the Federal Assembly, with 58 members of the National Council and 6 of...

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During his time in office he held the following departments:
  • Department of Justice and Police (1959)
  • Department of Economic Affairs
    Department of Economic Affairs
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     (1960)
  • Political Department (1961)
  • Department of Economic Affairs
    Department of Economic Affairs
    The Department of Economic Affairs could refer to:*Department of Economic Affairs - A government body in the UK in the 1960s.*Federal Department of Economic Affairs - A government body in Switzerland....

     (1961)
  • Political Department (1962 - 1965)


He was President of the Confederation in 1961.

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