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Georges-André Chevallaz

Georges-André Chevallaz (February 7, 1915 - September 8, 2002) was a Swiss historian and politician.

Mayor of Lausanne since 1957, he was elected to the Federal Council of Switzerland on December 5, 1973 and handed over office on December 31, 1983. He was affiliated to the Free Democratic Party. During his office time he held the following departments:

He was president of the Swiss Confederation in 1980.


  • Aspects de l'agriculture vaudoise à la fin de l'Ancien Régime : la terre, le blé, les charges; F. Rouge, Lausanne; (1949) -- thesis
  • The challenge of neutrality : diplomacy and the defense of Switzerland; Lexington books, Lanham (translated from Le défi de la neutralité, 2001) ISBN 0739102745
  • Histoire générale, de 1789 à nos jours; Payot, Lausanne (1st ed., 1957)

Predecessor: Nello Celio
Successor: Jean-Pascal Delamuraz

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