Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel

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Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel

Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel (16 November 1813 – 15 January 1889) was a Swiss politician from Lucerne, member of the Swiss Federal Council (1855-1875).

He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council on 14 July 1855, representing the Canton of Lucerne, and handed over office on 31 December 1875. He was affiliated with the Radicals. While in office he held the following departments:

He was President of the Confederation twice, in 1861 and 1866.


  1. ^ "Frühere Departmentsvorsteher/Innen".

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Preceded by Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by