Swiss Presidents

This list is comprised of the Presidents of Switzerland. The position originated in 1848 when Switzerland became a federal state.
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NameYearsOther Names
Jonas Furrer1848-1849; 1852; 1855; 1858
Henri Druey1850
Josef Munzinger1851
Wilhelm Matthias Naeff1853
Friedrich Frey-Herosé1854; 1860
Jakob Stämpfli1856; 1859; 1862
Constant Fornerod1857; 1863; 1867
Melchior Josef Martin Knüsel1861; 1866
Jakob Dubs1864; 1868; 1870
Karl Schenk1865; 1871; 1874; 1878; 1885; 1893
Emil Welti1869; 1872; 1876; 1880; 1884; 1891
Paul Cérésole1873
Johann Jakob Scherer1875(Schärer)
Joachim Heer1877
Bernhard Hammer1879; 1888-1889
Numa Droz1881; 1887
Simeon Bavier1882
Louis Ruchonnet1883; 1890
Adolf Deucher1886; 1897; 1903; 1909
Wilhelm Hertenstein1888
Walter Hauser1892; 1900
Emil Frey1894
Josef Zemp1895; 1902
Adrien Lachenal1896
Eugène Ruffy1898
Eduard Müller1899; 1907; 1913
Ernst Brenner1901; 1908
Robert Comtesse1904; 1910
Marc-Émile Ruchet1905; 1911
Ludwig Forrer1906; 1912
Arthur Hoffmann1914
Giuseppe Motta1915; 1920; 1927; 1932; 1937
Camille Decoppet1916
Edmund Schulthess1917; 1921; 1928; 1933
Felix Calonder1918
Gustave Ador1919
Robert Haab1922; 1929
Karl Scheurer1923
Ernest Chuard1924
Jean-Marie Musy1925; 1930
Heinrich Häberlin1926; 1931
Marcel Pilet-Golaz1934; 1940
Rudolf Minger1935
Albert Meyer1936
Johannes Baumann1938
Philipp Etter1939; 1942; 1947; 1953
Ernst Wetter1941
Enrico Celio1943; 1948
Walther Stampfli1944
Eduard von Steiger1945; 1951
Karl Kobelt1946; 1952
Ernst Nobs1949
Max Petitpierre1950; 1955; 1960
Rodolphe Rubattel1954
Markus Feldmann1956
Hans Streuli1957
Thomas Holenstein1958
Paul Chaudet1959; 1962
Friedrich Traugott Wahlen1961
Willy Spühler1963; 1968
Ludwig von Moos1964; 1969
Hans-Peter Tschudi1965; 1970
Hans Schaffner1966
Roger Bonvin1967; 1973
Rudolf Gnägi1971; 1976
Nello Celio1972
Ernst Brugger1974
Pierre Graber1975
Kurt Furgler1977; 1981; 1985
Willi Ritschard1978
Hans Hürlimann1979
Georges-André Chevallaz1980
Fritz Honegger1982
Pierre Aubert1983; 1987
Leon Schlumpf1984
Alphons Egli1986
Otto Stich1988; 1994
Jean-Pascal Delamuraz1989; 1996
Arnold Koller1990; 1997
Flavio Cotti1991; 1998
René Felber1992
Adolf Ogi1993; 2000
Kaspar Villiger1995; 2002
Ruth Dreifuss1999
Moritz Leuenberger2001; 2006
Pascal Couchepin2003; 2008
Joseph Deiss2004
Samuel Schmid2005
Micheline Calmy-Rey2007; 2011
Hans-Rudolf Merz2009
Doris Leuthard2010; 2017
Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf2012
Ueli Maurer2013; 2019
Didier Burkhalter2014
Simonetta Sommaruga2015; 2020
Johann Schneider-Ammann2016
Alain Berset2018
Guy Parmelin2021
Ignazio Cassis2022-