Josef Zemp

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Josef Zemp

Josef Zemp (2 September 1834, Entlebuch – 8 December 1908) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1891-1908).

On 17 December 1891, he was the first member of a conservative party to be elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland. He was affiliated to the Christian Democratic People's Party of Switzerland. He left office on 17 June 1908, only a few months prior to his death.

During his time in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice in 1895 and 1902.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Henri Morel
President of the National Council
1887
Succeeded by
Erwin Kurz
Preceded by
Emil Welti
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
1891–1908
Succeeded by
Josef Anton Schobinger