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Government official , politician

Thomas Holenstein, Swiss government official. member Swiss Federal Council, 1955-1959, head department public economy, president federal bank commission, 1951-1954, president Swiss confederation, 1958; member Great Council Canton of St. Gall, 1936-1954,; member of council U. Commerce and Economics, St. Gall, 1929-1954, lecturer, 1933-1946. Colonel general staff, Swiss Army.; Member Conservative Christian Social Party.

Background

Holenstein, Thomas was born on February 7, 1896 in St. Gall, Switzerland. Son of Thomas and Caroline (Hartman) Holenstein.

Education

Doctor of Laws, University Berne, 1920.

Career

Practice as lawyer in St. Gall, 1920-1954. Member Swiss Federal Council, 1955-1959, head department public economy, president federal bank commission, 1951-1954, president Swiss confederation, 1958.

Member Great Council Canton of St. Gall, 1936-1954, member National Council, 1937-1954, president, 1952-1953. Member of council U. Commerce and Economics, St. Gall, 1929-1954, lecturer, 1933-1946. Colonel general staff, Swiss Army.

Membership

Member Swiss Federal Council, 1955-1959, head department public economy, president federal bank commission, 1951-1954, president Swiss confederation, 1958. Member Great Council Canton of St. Gall, 1936-1954. Member of council U. Commerce and Economics, St. Gall, 1929-1954, lecturer, 1933-1946.

Colonel general staff, Swiss Army. Member Conservative Christian Social Party.

Connections

Married Anna Harden, October 25, 1925.

father:
Thomas Holenstein

mother:
Caroline (Hartman) Holenstein

spouse:
Anna Harden