Charles Godel

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Charles Godel (born January 16, 1866 in Avenches , † August 13, 1939 in Zug ) was a Swiss politician and State Chancellor of the Canton of Friborg . He was a member of the Conservative Party.


Catholic , from Domdidier , his parents were Jean-Simon Godel and Marie-Justine nee. Corminboeuf. In 1897 Charles-Marcel Godel married Anna Maria Acklin, a seamstress, from Zug , born in 1874, daughter of the dyer Joseph Acklin in Zug, and Catherine Ritter. The couple had two sons and a daughter.

After the college of St. Michael Charles Godel studied law at the law school and at the University of Freiburg and graduated with a licentiate. In 1899 he became Vice Chancellor and in 1902 succeeded his late superior Nuoffer. For 32 years he was State Chancellor.

In 1933 he resigned from office for health reasons. Due to an increasing disability, he lived with his wife's family, first in Zurich, then in Zug, where he died on August 13, 1939.


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