Henri Druey

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Henri Druey
Photograph of Druey in later life in 1850

Daniel-Henri Druey (French pronunciation: [danjɛl ɑ̃ʁi dʁyɛ]; 12 April 1799 – 29 March 1855) was a Swiss politician of the 19th century. He was a founding father of constitutional democracy and member of the Free Democratic Party in Switzerland.[1]

Early life[edit]

Druey was born in Faoug in the Canton of Vaud. After studying law at the academy in Lausanne he engaged in further study at Heidelberg, Paris and London.[1]

Political career in Switzerland[edit]

When Druey returned to Switzerland, aged 29, he was chosen to sit on the Canton of Vaud's Great Council. Two years later he became a member of the State Council.[1]

Druey was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 16 November 1848 as one of the seven initial members. During his time in office he held the following departments:

and was President of the Confederation in 1850.

Druey died in office on 29 March 1855.


  1. ^ a b "Hall of Freedom". Liberal International. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  2. ^ "Frühere Departmentsvorsteher/Innen".

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Political offices
Preceded by
n/a one of the first seven
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Preceded by President of the Swiss Confederation
Succeeded by