Gertrud Späth-Schweizer

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Gertrud "Trudy" Späth-Schweizer (born December 6, 1908 in Riehen , † October 19, 1990 in Basel ) was a Swiss politician and the first Swiss woman to be elected to a political authority.


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.


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