Johann Jakob Stehlin
Swiss politiicanDied when: 76 years 332 days (922 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn
Johann Jakob Stehlin (20 January 1803 – 18 December 1879) was a Swiss politician of the Free Democratic Party.Born in Basel, Stehlin was mayor of that city from 1858 to 1868.
He also represented the canton Basel-City in the National Council, which he presided over in 1858/59 and 1867/68, and in the Council of States.
On 11 July 1855, Stehlin was elected to the Swiss Federal Council to succeed the deceased Josef Munzinger.The next day, he declined the election, becoming the first of five Councillor-elects (as of 2020) to do so.
Josef Martin Knüsel was elected in his place on 14 July.Two of Stehlin's sons also acquired renown: Karl Rudolf Stehlin, also a member of the Council of States, and , a noted architect.