Jean-Philippe Maitre

Jean -Philippe Maitre ( born June 18, 1949 in Geneva, † February 1, 2006 ) was a Swiss politician (CVP ) and a member of the National Council. He was elected National President for the year 2005, but resigned for health reasons on 18 February 2005 back prematurely.


His father Yves Maitre was CVP- politician. Jean -Philippe Maitre studied law at the University of Geneva. He worked as a lawyer in Geneva.

From 1973-1985 Jean -Philippe Maitre sat in the Grand Council of the Canton of Geneva. From 1980 to 1984 he was President of the CVP his native canton. Maitre 1983 was elected to the National Assembly and then re-elected five times. Besides his work as National Council, he was from 1985 to 1997 Geneva State Council ( executive) and headed the Department of Economic Affairs. 1992 and 1997 he was President of the State Council. From 1991 to 1995, and then again from 1998 to 2002 Maitre was a member of the Presidium of the CVP Switzerland. In the intervening time he was leader of the CVP in the Federal Assembly.