Carl Eigenmann

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Carl Eigenmann (born September 19, 1849 in Homburg ; † July 27, 1931 in Müllheim ) was a Swiss politician ( BGB ) and age president of the Swiss National Council .


The son of a farmer and innkeeper completed a veterinary degree in Zurich and Bern from 1867 to 1870 . He then worked as a veterinarian in Hörstetten (Homburg municipality) from 1870 and later in Müllheim from 1903 to 1931 . From 1922 to 1931 he also worked as the first Thurgau canton veterinarian.

In 1920 he finally received the title of Dr. med. vet. H. c. from the University of Zurich and was then head of the Thurgau Agricultural Cantonal Association for five years. For a long time, from 1909 to 1931, Carl Eigenmann worked on the board of the Swiss Agricultural Association and the Swiss Farmers' Association (SBV) .

Carl Eigenmann was married twice. In 1877 he married Maria Barbara Ringold, daughter of Johann Nepomuk, and in 1913 Maria Elise Bauer, daughter of Paul, a baker.

Political activity

Carl Eigenmann's political activities extended to the following offices and periods:

In 1919 he joined the BGB. In this party he officiated from 1896 as a board member. From 1925 to 1930 Carl Eigenmann was the age president of the Swiss National Council .

Military degree and honors

Carl Eigenmann received the title of colonel in the veterinary troops.

Web links

André Salathé: Carl Eigenmann. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .