Gertrud Späth-Schweizer, daughter of a landlord and farmer, grew up in Riehen and attended the women's labor school in Basel. She then headed the ticket office and main box office of the Basel City Theater for five years . After the marriage she was a housewife and mother as well as an employee in the husband's business.
In 1958, Späth-Schweizer was elected to the Citizens' Council (executive branch of the civil parish ) of Riehen, of which she was a member until 1974. She was the first woman in Switzerland to work in a political authority. As a representative of the bourgeois village party, she was particularly active in the area of welfare. She was reformed.
- Basler Nachrichten , December 1, 1959
- Riehener Zeitung , October 26, 1990
- Arlette Schnyder et al .: Riehen - A portrait. Schwabe, Basel 2010, p. 51
- Stefan Hess : Späth [-Swiss], Gertrud. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
- Tages-Anzeiger, July 24, 2010
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Späth-Schweizer, Trudy|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||first Swiss woman to work in a political authority|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 6, 1908|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riehen|
|DATE OF DEATH||October 19, 1990|
|Place of death||Basel|