Rudolf Gnägi

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Rudolf Gnägi
Rudolf Gnägi
Member of the Federal Council
In office
President of the Swiss Confederation
In office
1 January 1971 – 31 December 1971
Preceded byHans-Peter Tschudi
Succeeded byNello Celio
In office
1 January 1976 – 31 December 1976
Preceded byPierre Graber
Succeeded byKurt Furgler
Personal details
Born3 August 1917 (1917-08-03)
Schwadernau, Canton of Bern
Died20 April 1985(1985-04-20) (aged 67)

Rudolf Gnägi (3 August 1917 – 20 April 1985) was a Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1966–1979).

He was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on 8 December 1965 and handed over office on 31 December 1979. He was affiliated to the Party of Farmers, Traders and Independents (BGB/PAI), which became the Swiss People's Party in 1972.

During his office time he held the following departments:

He was President of the Swiss Confederation twice in 1971 and 1976.

His name is popularly remembered as the nickname of a Swiss Armed Forces ordonnance item, an olive-green jumper officially named Trikothemd 75, but commonly known as Gnägi.

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