List of Swedish Americans

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The following is a list of notable Swedish Americans. Including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Swedish American or must have references showing they are Swedish American and are notable.

List[edit]

Candice Bergen

Entertainment[edit]

Actors[edit]

Susan Hayward
Ann-Margret
Gretchen Carlson

Other[edit]

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt

Artists[edit]

John Ericsson

Engineers[edit]

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople[edit]

Buzz Aldrin

Military[edit]

Kris Kristofferson
Ricky Nelson

Music[edit]

Mamie Eisenhower
Tipper Gore
William Rehnquist

Politics and public service[edit]

Religious personalities[edit]

Glenn T. Seaborg

Science[edit]

Phil Mickelson

Sports[edit]

Carl Sandburg
Ray Bradbury

Writers[edit]

Colonial people[edit]

Charles Lindbergh

Educators[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Born Irene Ahlberg 6/11 1910 in New York(father from Sweden, mother from New York), died 6/3 1993 in Orange, California. According to : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912115/ and http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&indiv=try&h=31851738
  2. ^ born Maud Solveig Christina Wikström in Luleå, Sweden
  3. ^ Swedish immigrant paternal grandparents. Bergen is a Swedish-American according to [1]; she is Swedish on her father's side [2]
  4. ^ Swedish immigrant parents NY Times bio calls him a Swedish-American
  5. ^ Swedish father. [3] "Swedish-Persian", born in the U.S. to a Swedish father, composer/conductor Ulf Björlin, and a Persian mother
  6. ^ IMDb.com, Inc.
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ Her mother is Swedish, according to
  9. ^ http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/feature/213
  10. ^ Swedish mother. [5] "half Swedish"; her mother, Judith Anderson, is Swedish
  11. ^ [6]"Franco is Portuguese. I'm one quarter through my grandfather. My grandfather and then I'm also Russian and Swedish." His father is half-Swedish, half Portuguese
  12. ^ [7] [8] Swedish-born, became U.S. citizen
  13. ^ Daughter of Tippi Hedren. Listed as one of 24 Swedish-Americans at [9]; her maternal grandfather was Swedish
  14. ^ his father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [10]
  15. ^ her father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [11]
  16. ^ [12][13] Swedish born, became U.S. citizen
  17. ^ Her maternal grandparents were from Sweden.
  18. ^ Paternal grandparents were Swedish immigrants (MovieWeb)
  19. ^ http://family.nose.dk/getperson.php?personID=I10&tree=Johansson
  20. ^ Swedish-born. [14] Swedish-born, became U.S. citizen
  21. ^ (Swedish-born father)TomFolio.com: Van Johnson, Author Autograph Sample, Book List Link, Search Books Available
  22. ^ Swedish immigrant grandfather. Listed as one of several "Famous Swedish Americans" at [15]
  23. ^ "Helen Lindroth". New York Times. 1956-10-12. pp. 29
  24. ^ [16]; named the Swedish American of the Year, has performed for the King and Queen of Sweden
  25. ^ "Genealogy of Wentworth's maternal great-grandfather Hendrik "Henry" Frederick Palm." [17]
  26. ^ Carlotta Nillson, Veteran Actress-The New York Times; January 1,1952 Obituary
  27. ^ perhaps best known for playing Charlie Chan.Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at [18]; Swedish- born
  28. ^ Nancy Olson Biography
  29. ^ http://www.talktalk.co.uk/entertainment/film/biography/artist/michelle-pfeiffer/biography/85
  30. ^ www.gregfitzsimmons.com/2010/03/20/greg-and-andy-richter
  31. ^ her grandfathers mother Elin was Swedish
  32. ^ David, Elliot (2010). "Emma Stone". Wonderland (23): 177–181. 
  33. ^ Sullivan - Referred to as a Swedish-American at [19]; mother is from Sweden and Per Sullivan speaks Swedish [20]
  34. ^ Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at
  35. ^ Swanson has referred to herself as "Swedish" - [21]; nothing else known on her ancestry
  36. ^ Director Susan Stroman noted that Thurman is "really Swedish", citing Thurman's Swedish maternal grandmother [22]
  37. ^ (brother of Robert and Mark Wahlberg)Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  38. ^ (brother of Robert and Donnie Wahlberg)Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  39. ^ (brother of Donnie and Mark Wahlberg)Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  40. ^ "Portrait of a Voiceover Actress" [interview] by Ray Sidman, Comic Buyers Guide, #1631 (August 2007), pp. 36-38
  41. ^ [23]
  42. ^ "Final Dawes Rolls". United States Government. 1907-05-12. 
  43. ^ Gyllenhaal is referred to as a "Swedish-American" at [24], he has one Swedish great-grandfather
  44. ^ [25] Noted "I'm Swedish" regarding his ethnicity
  45. ^ Frontier Cavalcade, The Dickinson Press, March 14, 1957
  46. ^ known for themes of the Southwestern United States.Carl Oscar Borg, Artist of the American West(by Marlene R. Miller)
  47. ^ (The Journal of San Diego History)
  48. ^ (Antiques and Fine Art)
  49. ^ Hildebrand, Carver Edstrom. David Edstrom, Swedish American Sculptor (Swedish American Genealogist, 10, 1: 17–29 March 1990)
  50. ^ Named one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  51. ^ Paul Granlund (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  52. ^ Ask Art. Knute Heldner
  53. ^ Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles, American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776, Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1987
  54. ^ Doud, Richard K., John Hesselius: His Life and Work (Masters Thesis to the University of Delaware, 1963)
  55. ^ A Prairie Dream Recaptured (American Heritage. by David G. Lowe. October 1969. Volume 20, Issue 6) [26]
  56. ^ artist known for seascapes and depictions of New Mexico’s indigenous culture.Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (Luther College Fine Arts Collection)
  57. ^ Arvid Frederick Nyholm Biography (Luther College Fine Arts Collection) [27]
  58. ^ Biography of Claes Oldenburg
  59. ^ / Sculpture intervention at Seattle Art Museum
  60. ^ [28] Swedish born, immigrated to the United States
  61. ^ [29] Swedish-American; parents were Swedish
  62. ^ [30] Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago Manuscript Collection #35, Exhibition by Swedisih-American Artists at the Swedish Club of Chicago 1911-1982.
  63. ^ Gunnar Widforss Biography (Californiawatercolor.com)
  64. ^ [31]
  65. ^ [32]
  66. ^ [33]
  67. ^ [34] born in Uppsala, Sweden, immigrated to the U.S.
  68. ^ Second generation Swedish-American, according to
  69. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at
  70. ^ [35] born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, primarily active in the U.S.
  71. ^ [36] The seventh of nine children of impoverished Swedish immigrants
  72. ^ [37]; immigrant, born in Nilsby, Sweden
  73. ^ Referred to as "Swedish-American" at
  74. ^ [38] named Swedish American of the Year by Vasa Order of America
  75. ^ a b The Nome Gold Rush (by Larry Gedney. Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  76. ^ (Island Garden Arena) (Brewery Art Colony)
  77. ^ The Handbook of Texas (Texas State Historical Association)
  78. ^ Rockford Small Business Collection(Rockford, Illinois Regional History Center)
  79. ^ Estwing Tour
  80. ^ A Brief History of Indian Motorcycle Dick Scott's Indian Motorcycle Detroit
  81. ^ The Swedish Element in Illinois: Survey of the Past Seven Decades (by Ernst Wilhelm Olson, Swedish-American Biographical Association. 1917)
  82. ^ A tribute to Erik Jonsson
  83. ^ Pacific Coast and Exposition Biographies (by John P. Young. Chronicle Publishing Company San Francisco, California, 1915) [39]
  84. ^ About P.A. Peterson (P.A. Peterson Center for Health)
  85. ^ Rudolph A. Peterson, 98; Extended Global Reach of Bank of America (Los Angeles Times. December 16, 2003) [40]
  86. ^ [41]
  87. ^ David Harris, Swanson Saga: End of a Dream (The New York Times, 9 September 1979)
  88. ^ S. M. Swenson and the Development of the SMS Ranches (Swenson, Gail. University of Texas, 1960)
  89. ^ "55 Years at Testor," Rockford Register Star, May 12, 1994
  90. ^ [42]
  91. ^ [43] was named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  92. ^ Alford, Kenneth D. Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories of World War II. [New York]: Da Capo Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-306-81241-5
  93. ^ Corley, Robert G. and Marvin Yeomans Whiting, editors (July 1979) Dedication. Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society. Vol. 6, No. 2
  94. ^ The Story of the Fifty-fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (A Committee of the Regiment, W. J. Coulter. 1887)
  95. ^ The Rainbow Bridge (a biography of Olive Fremstad) (Mary Watkins Cushing, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Library of Congress Catalog card number 54:10494)
  96. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at [44]; Swedish parents
  97. ^ [45] immigrant from Gästrikland, Sweden
  98. ^ Listed as one of several "Famous Swedish Americans" at
  99. ^ Peggy Lee Tribute
  100. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0632223/bio
  101. ^ http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p384.htm
  102. ^ a b Of the great-grandparents of the Wilson brothers, one was born in Sweden
  103. ^ http://hd.se/familj/slaktforskning/2010/07/30/slaktmote-med-the-beach-boys/
  104. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Elmer L. (Lee) Andersen
  105. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | C. (Clyde) Elmer Anderson
  106. ^ [46] is "Swedish Consul Emeritus"
  107. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner) Burnquist
  108. ^ a b http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article10793671.ab
  109. ^ Described as a "Swedish-American" at
  110. ^ bioguide.congress.gov
  111. ^ a b Mamie Doud Eisenhower (The Chronicle. American Swedish Historical Foundation: Winter 1954-1955. Volume 1, Number 4. Philadelphia PA. : 1955)
  112. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Orville L. (Lothrop) Freeman
  113. ^ Not Politics As Usual (Nordic Reach . July 1, 2002)
  114. ^ Is of Finnish-Swedish ancestry.[47]
  115. ^ Johnny Isakson, United States Senator from Georgia
  116. ^ named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  117. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota: Harold (Karl Harold Phillip) LeVander
  118. ^ [48] "ethnic background: Swedish"
  119. ^ [49] born in Stockholm, Sweden
  120. ^ http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/19455/He-thawed-relations-between-nations.html
  121. ^ [Appointed "The Swedish-American of 2002" by the Vasa Order of America http://www.saccny.org/main/scholarship/donors/olson/]
  122. ^ Named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  123. ^ http://linkstothepast.com/waukesha/pinelakebios.php#stsure
  124. ^ [50] Swedish immigrant
  125. ^ a b Listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS" at
  126. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Luther W. (Wallace) Youngdahl
  127. ^ Christian Cyclopedia. The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
  128. ^ Whose Shoulders Do We Stand? by Virgil Olson, Professor Emeritus, Bethel University
  129. ^ [51] Swedish-born
  130. ^ Swedish American Historical Quarterly - 1986-1997
  131. '^ Andreas Rudman and his Family (by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig . Swedish Colonial News, Volume 2, Number 1 . Winter 2000) [52]
  132. ^ http://www.townofmerton.com/abouttown.html
  133. ^ Carl David Anderson biography
  134. ^ Seaborg biography
  135. ^ [53] Raised in a Swedish-American family
  136. ^ Johnson was sometimes called "Swede"
  137. ^ University of Minnesota Gophers
  138. ^ Award Winners - Nils V. "Swede" Nelson
  139. ^ [54] listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS"
  140. ^ referred to as a Swedish-American at
  141. ^ An Immigrant's American Odyssey: A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt (Emory Lindquist, Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Historical Society, 1974)
  142. ^ "The son of a Chippewa house painter and a Swedish-American mother [55]"
  143. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thoxxgBlR_8
  144. ^ The Founders of the Graduate College (by Robert Knoll, Professor Emeritus of English. University of Nebraska-Lincoln January 13, 2000)[56]
  145. ^ Named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  146. ^ Wentz, Paul (February 1950). "Engraving Pin Heads". American Horologist & Jeweler
  147. ^ Gustaf Hallströms fotografisamling (Forskningsarkivet)