Nomination archive


Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Year:1917
Number:7 - 1
 
Nominee:
Name:Josef Scherrer-Füllemann
Gender:M
Profession:Member of the Swiss parliament.
City:St Gallen
Country:SWITZERLAND (CH)
 
Motivation:Scherrer-Füllemann was among the foremost members of Swiss political life. He represented Sankt Gallen canton in the Swiss parliament for several years, and he was one of the most conductive personalities of the democratic party. President of the Swiss Inter-Parliamentary Group, which he represented at the Inter-Parliamentary Council. In August 1914 he contributed to the founding of the Swiss Committee for the Study of Lasting Peace, of which he became Chairman when Otfried Nippold resigned. Executive member of the Central Organization for a Durable Peace. Advocate of peace, legal internationalism and humanism.
 
Nominator:
Name:Alfred Hermann Fried
Gender:M
Year, Birth:1864
Year, Death:1921
Profession:Journalist. Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau. Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1911.
City:Vienna
Country:AUSTRIA (AT)
 
Comments: The nominator originally wanted to nominate the Swiss state(for its efforts to advocate law and humanity during the war), but after having interpreted the statutes he nominated Scherrer-Füllermann as a Swiss individual instead.
 

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