IRRC No. 170
Death of Mr. Samuel A. Gonard, honorary member of the ICRC
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The International Committee learned with sorrow of the death of Mr. Samuel A. Gonard on 3 May 1975.Appointed to membership of the ICRC in June 1961, Mr. Gonard shortly thereafter resigned from his high office in the Swiss Army and took an active part in the work of the institution. He was elected one year later to the Presidential Council and in that capacity carried out a number of major missions on behalf of the ICRC in several countries.