Elected to the National Council in 1914, he became rapidly one of the most competent representative from the French
region (Romande) of Switzerland to the National Assembly in Bern. At the age of only 43 years old, he was elected Federal Councillor and devoted all of his strength to the arduous
task as the head of the Finance and Customs Department. Jean-Marie Musy was elected President of the Swiss Confederation in
1925 and 1930. The unrelenting amount of work as a Federal Councilor, almost without rest, used his strength prematurely and he retired in 1934.
From 1934 to 1939, several important Swiss financial organizations, together with foreign governments sought his worthy economic advice.
In 1944, it is with a deep sense of humanity and Christian faith that made Jean-Marie Musy intervene
on behalf of the Jewish prisoners of the concentration camps in Germany. It is because of the heroic mission of Jean-Marie Musy and his son Benoît that on February 6th 1945 over
1,200 Jews were saved from the Therensienstadt concentration camp. In Raanana (Israel) on February 5th 2010, the "65th Anniversary" of this event was commemorated (reception and concert).
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