Samuel Schmid

member of the Swiss Federal Council

Samuel Schmid (born 8 January 1947) is a Swiss politician who served as a Member of the Swiss Federal Council from 2000 to 2008. He was the head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports.

Samuel Schmid
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Member of the Swiss Federal Council
In office
1 January 2001 – 31 December 2008
Preceded byAdolf Ogi
Succeeded byUeli Maurer
President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2005 – 31 December 2005
Vice PresidentMoritz Leuenberger
Preceded byJoseph Deiss
Succeeded byMoritz Leuenberger
Minister of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2001 – 31 December 2008
Preceded byAdolf Ogi
Succeeded byUeli Maurer
Vice President of Switzerland
In office
1 January 2004 – 31 December 2004
PresidentJoseph Deiss
Preceded byRuth Metzler
Succeeded byMoritz Leuenberger
Personal details
Born (1947-01-08) 8 January 1947 (age 76)
Rüti bei Büren, Switzerland
Political partySwiss People's Party (before 2008)
Conservative Democratic Party (2008–present)
Children3