Herisau - Notable Residents

Notable Residents

  • Robert Walser (1878–1956), writer
  • Johannes Baumann, was a member of the Swiss Federal Council (1934–1940)
  • Hans-Rudolf Merz, member of the Swiss Federal Council (2003–2010)
  • Paul Giger (born 1952), violinist and composer
  • Daniel Stricker (born 1975), Swiss National Hockey League Referee
  • Jonas Hiller, National Hockey League goaltend
  • Hermann Rorschach, psychologist

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