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Samuel Schmid
Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 January 2001 â€“ 31 December 2008
Preceded by Adolf Ogi
Succeeded by Ueli Maurer
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2005 â€“ 31 December 2005
Vice President Moritz Leuenberger
Preceded by Joseph Deiss
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
Minister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2001 â€“ 31 December 2008
Preceded by Adolf Ogi
Succeeded by Ueli Maurer
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2004 â€“ 31 December 2004
President Joseph Deiss
Preceded by Ruth Metzler
Succeeded by Moritz Leuenberger
Personal details
Born (1947-01-08) 8 January 1947 (age 69)
Rüti bei Büren
Political party Swiss People’s Party
(Before 2008)
Conservative Democratic
Party (2008–present)
Children 3

The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty.
Switzerland is part of the fight against terrorism. There is no neutrality against this threat.
Samuel Schmid
There was the joke about Switzerland being an island surrounded by land. This was never true.
Samuel Schmid