Eduard Müller (Swiss politician)
Official Photograph circa early 1900s
|Member of the Swiss Federal Council|
|Preceded by||Karl Scheurer|
|Succeeded by||Karl Schenk|
|6th Mayor of Bern, Switzerland|
|Preceded by||Otto von Büren|
|Succeeded by||Franz Lindt|
|Born||(1848-11-12)12 November 1848
|Died||9 November 1919(1919-11-09) (aged 70)
|Political party||Free Democratic Party|
Eduard Müller (12 November 1848 – 9 November 1919) was a Swiss politician, Mayor of Bern (1888-1895), President of the Swiss National Council (1890/1891) and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1895-1919). He was a member of the Free Democratic Party.
Member of the Federal Council
Müller was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on August 16, 1895.
While he was in office, he held the following departments:
- Department of Justice and Police (1895–1897)
- Military Department (1897–1898)
- Political Department (1899) as President of the Confederation
- Military Department (1900–1906)
- Political Department (1907) as President of the Confederation
- Military Department (1908–1911)
- Department of Justice and Police (1912)
- Political Department (1913) as President of the Confederation
- Department of Justice and Police (1914–1919)
Müller was elected to the federal council on 1 ballot with 136 votes.
- Ballots distributed: 171
- Ballots received: 170
- Blank ballots: 6
- Spoiled ballots: 0
- Valid ballots: 164
- Absolute majority: 83
He died in office on 9 November 1919 at the age of 70.
- Profile of Eduard Müller with election results on the website of the Swiss Federal Council.
- Peter Stettler: Müller, Eduard in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 2007-12-07.
- Peter Martig (1997), "Eduard Müller", Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) (in German), 18, Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, pp. 357–358; (full text online)
- Biography of Eduard Müller on the website of the Swiss Parliament.