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Switzerland: Presidents of the Diet: 1814-1848

In accordance with the Constitution of 1815 (and starting from 1 Jan 1815), the presidency of the Diet alternated between the chief executives of three cantons in order prescribed by Art. 10: Zürich, Bern and Lucerne (two-year term for each canton). The term of a President is deemed to have commenced on the date of the opening of an annual or extraordinary session of the Diet and ended on the date when the dissolution of the Diet was proclaimed, excluding the periods of adjournment.
Präsident der Tagsatzung = Président de la Diète = Presidente della Dieta
6 Apr 1814 - 22 Sep 1814 Hans von Reinhard
22 Sep 1814 - 12 Dec 1814 Hans Konrad von Escher (vom Luchs) [1]
16 Dec 1814 - 31 Aug 1815 David von Wyß II
1 Jul 1816 - 4 Sep 1816 Hans von Reinhard (x)
7 Jul 1817 - 5 Sep 1817 Niklaus Rudolf von Wattenwyl
6 Jul 1818 - 2 Sep 1818 Niklaus Friedrich von Mülinen
5 Jul 1819 - 6 Sep 1819 Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn
3 Jul 1820 - 28 Aug 1820 Georg Vinzenz Jost Ludwig Rüttimann
2 Jul 1821 - 17 Aug 1821 David von Wyß II (x)
1 Jul 1822 - 31 Aug 1822 Hans von Reinhard (x)
7 Jul 1823 - 16 Aug 1823 Niklaus Rudolf von Wattenwyl (x)
5 Jul 1824 - 10 Aug 1824 Niklaus Friedrich von Mülinen (x)
1 Jul 1825 - 12 Aug 1825 Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn (x)
3 Jul 1826 - 18 Aug 1826 Georg Vinzenz Jost Ludwig Rüttimann (x)
2 Jul 1827 - 16 Aug 1827 David von Wyß II (x)
7 Jul 1828 - 22 Aug 1828 Hans von Reinhard (x)
6 Jul 1829 - 17 Aug 1829 Niklaus Rudolf von Wattenwyl (x)
5 Jul 1830 - 7 Aug 1830 Emanuel Friedrich von Fischer
23 Dec 1830 - 30 Dec 1830 Emanuel Friedrich von Fischer (x)
5 Jan 1831 - 7 May 1831 Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn (x)
4 Jul 1831 - 27 Dec 1831 Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn (x)
12 Mar 1832 - 30 Mar 1832 Eduard Pfyffer von Altishofen
9 May 1832 - 16 Jun 1832 Eduard Pfyffer von Altishofen (x)
2 Jul 1832 - 9 Oct 1832 Eduard Pfyffer von Altishofen (x)
11 Mar 1833 - 15 May 1833 Johann Jakob Heß
1 Jul 1833 - 16 Oct 1833 Johann Jakob Heß (x)
7 Jul 1834 - 6 Sep 1834 Konrad Melchior Hirzel
6 Jul 1835 - 29 Aug 1835 Franz Karl von Tavel
4 Jul 1836 - 10 Aug 1836 Karl Friedrich Tscharner
17 Oct 1836 - 7 Nov 1836 Karl Friedrich Tscharner (x)
3 Jul 1837 - 28 Sep 1837 Josef Karl Xaver Leopold Leodegar Amrhyn (x)
2 Jul 1838 - 16 Oct 1838 Georg Jakob Kopp
1 Jul 1839 - 28 Sep 1839 Johann Jakob Heß (x)
6 Jul 1840 - 25 Aug 1840 Johann Konrad von Muralt
15 Mar 1841 - 6 Apr 1841 Johann Karl Friedrich Neuhaus
5 Jul 1841 - 3 Nov 1841 Johann Karl Friedrich Neuhaus (x)
4 Jul 1842 - 27 Aug 1842 Karl Friedrich Tscharner (x)
3 Jul 1843 - 1 Sep 1843 Rudolf Rüttimann
25 Jun 1844 - 28 Jun 1844 Konstantin Siegwart-Müller
1 Jul 1844 - 24 Aug 1844 Konstantin Siegwart-Müller (x)
24 Feb 1845 - 3 Apr 1845 Johann Heinrich Emmanuel Mousson [2]
5 Apr 1845 - 22 Apr 1845 Jonas Furrer [2]
7 Jul 1845 - 22 Aug 1845 Jonas Furrer (x)
6 Jul 1846 - 12 Sep 1846 Johann Ulrich Zehnder
5 Jul 1847 - 31 May 1848 Johann Ulrich Ochsenbein
2 Jun 1848 - 27 Jun 1848 Alexander Ludwig Funk [3]
3 Jul 1848 - 22 Sep 1848 Alexander Ludwig Funk (x) [4]

[1] After the death of von Escher on 12 Dec 1814 and pending the election of a Bürgermeister of Zürich, Johann Konrad Finsler presided at the sessions of 12 Dec 1814 and 14 Dec 1814. David von Wyß was elected Bürgermeister of Zürich 16 Dec 1814 and assumed the functions of chief executive of the canton in the absence of Amtsbürgermeister von Reinhard. Von Wyß was approved as President of the Diet on 21 Dec 1814 and immediately assumed the chair.
[2] Mousson declined (re-)election as a member of the Governing Council of Zürich on 3 Apr 1845, when Furrer was elected Amtsbürgermeister. Furrer took chair as President of the Diet on 5 Apr 1845.
[3] The term of Ochsenbein as President of the Government/Council of State of Bern (Regierungsratspräsident/Président du Conseil d'État) expired on 31 May 1848. He was succeeded in this office by Funk (from 1 Jun 1848) who took chair as President of the Diet on 2 Jun 1848.
[4] The last session of the Diet took place on 22 Sep 1848 when it was adjourned sine die.
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