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Ludwig von Moos

Moos, Ludwig von (lŏtˈvĭkh fən mōs) [key], 1910–90, Swiss political leader. Entering politics in his native town of Sachseln, he served (1941–46) as its president. He was later a government (cantonal) councilor (1946–59) before becoming a federal councilor, head of the federal department of justice, and chief of police. A member of the Swiss Conservative party, he served two one-year terms as vice president of the Swiss Confederation (1963, 1968) and two one-year terms as its president (1964, 1969).

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