Samuel Teitler (1900 - 1989) MP

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Birthplace: Dolina, Galicia, Poland
Death: Died in St.Gallen, SG, Switzerland
Occupation: Justice of the Supreme Court of Switzerland - 1951-1975.
Managed by: Uri Amos Teitler
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About Samuel Teitler

Dr. Samuel Teitler who was the first Jew to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Switzerland and was a member of the Supreme Court 1951-1975. The decoration of the Auditorium of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem consisting of nine original Miro lithographs is an ongoing memorial to this great Swiss Jurist.

Dr. Teitler Migrated to Switzerland in about 1903, studied law in Zurich, became a Swiss citizen, practised as a lawyer and attorney in Switzerland during World War ll under most difficult conditions; became a member of the Appeals Court of the Canton of St.Gall in 1944, later its president: was was elected by combined sitting of both chambers of the Federal Parliament of Switzerland as the first Jew to become a Justice of the Supreme Court of Switzerland (US version) or High Court of Switzerland (UK/Commonwealth version).

Samuel Teitler Attended early Zionist congresses in Basle as a teenager, visited Palestine first time in 1935; Was long time president of Jewish community of St.Gallen, founding president of Swiss Friends of Hebrew University Jerusalem, board member of Keren Hajesod and numerous other Swiss political & humanitarian organisations and a great Zionist.

The decoration of the Auditorium of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem consisting of nine original Miro lithographs is an ongoing memorial to this great Swiss Jurist.

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Dr. Samuel Teitler's Timeline

1900
October 19, 1900
Dolina, Galicia, Poland
1931
November 3, 1931
Age 31
St.Gallen, SG, Switzerland
1989
1989
Age 88
St.Gallen, SG, Switzerland
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St.Gallen, Switzerland