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Leon Schlumpf

Leon Schlumpf (born February 3, 1925) is a Swiss politician and a former member of the Swiss Federal Council (1979-1987).

Schlumpf was elected to the Federal Council on December 5, 1979 as a member of the Swiss People's Party (SVP) from the Canton of Graubünden (Grisons). He subsequently handed over office on December 31, 1987.

During his time in office, he held the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy and was President of the Confederation in 1984.

He is the father of Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf, member of the cantonal government of Graubünden (Grisons), who was herself elected in the Federal Council on December 12, 2007.

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Preceded by
Rudolf Gnägi
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
Succeeded by
Adolf Ogi


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