Dr. Jeanne Eder-Schwyzer

Title: Dr.
Prename: Jeanne
Surname: Eder-Schwyzer
Name of birth: Schwyzer
Profession: Chemist
Birthday: 03/02/1894
Place of birth: New York
Date of death: 10/24/1957
Place of death: Zurich
Married since: 1920
Married to: Robert Eder
Education: Childhood in New York City; university studies (chemistry) in Zurich; 1919 doctorate
Career: Founding member of the Swiss Institute of Home Economics
Memberships: 1935–38 president, Swiss Association of University Women (SVA); 1937–48 president, Zurich branch of the Swiss Federation for Women’s Suffrage (Bund für Frauenstimmrecht); 1949–57 council member, Federation of Swiss Women’s Associations (Bund Schweizerischer Frauenvereine, BSF); 1949–54 BSF representative on the Swiss UNESCO committee; 1947–57 president, International Council of Women
Biographical literature: “Eder-Schwyzer, Jeanne,” *Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz* (http://www.hls-dhs-dss.ch/textes/d/D9292.php); obituaries in *Neue Zürcher Zeitung*, October 29, 1957, and *Schweizer Frauenblatt* 11 (1957)
Major works: *Ueber Acetylacetonatodiaethylendiaminkobaltisalze* (diss.; Zurich: J.J. Meier, 1919)