Born: Jul 18, 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
1942 - Born on the 18th of July in Switzerland.
1987 - He was elected to the Swiss Federal Council, as member of the Swiss People's Party from the Canton of Berne.
1988 - 1995 - Officer in charge of the Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy.
1996 - In charge of the Federal Military Department.
1998 - 2000 - In charge of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports.
1993 - 2000 - He was President of the Confederation twice.
2000 - He was the President and Minister of Defense of Switzerland.
2001 - He was appointed to the task of a Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace to the United Nations Secretary-General.
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