Minister for Finance (Sweden)

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Minister for Finance
Statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet
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Incumbent
Anders Borg

since 6 October 2006
Ministry of Finance
Member of The Government
Seat Stockholm, Sweden
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
serves at the discretion of the Prime Minister
Formation 16 May 1840
First holder Johan Didrik af Wingård
Deputy State Secretary for Finance
Website www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2062

The Minister for Finance (Swedish: finansminister) of Sweden, officially Cabinet Minister and Head of the Ministry of Finance (Swedish: statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet), is a member of the Government of Sweden and is the head of the Ministry of Finance.

It is often considered to be the most influential political office in Sweden, following the Prime Minister.

List of officeholders[edit]

Minister Term of Office Party Prime Minister (Cabinet)
Johan Didrik af Wingård 16 May 1840 –
29 December 1842
Independent Mauritz Posse
(M. Posse I)
Sven Munthe 29 December 1842 –
10 April 1848
Independent Carl Petter Törnebladh
(Törnebladh)
Lars Herman Gyllenhaal
(Gyllenhaal)
Johan Nordenfalk
(Nordenfalk)
Mauritz Posse
(M. Posse II)
Anders Peter Sandströmer 10 April 1848 –
7 January 1851
Independent Gustaf Sparre
(Sparre)
Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt
7 January 1851 –
21 October 1851
Independent
Otto Palmstierna 21 October 1851 –
28 May 1856
Independent
Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt
28 May 1856 –
4 July 1866
Independent Claës Günther
(Günther)
Louis Gerhard De Geer
(De Geer d.ä. I)
Gustaf Lagercrantz 4 July 1866 –
31 May 1867
Independent
af Ugglas
Gustaf af Ugglas
23 August 1867 –
12 May 1870
Independent
Carl Fredrik Wærn
Carl Fredrik Wærn
12 May 1870 –
28 September 1874
Independent Axel Gustav Adlercreutz
(Adlercreutz)
Edvard Carleson
(Carleson)
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Gustaf Åkerhielm
28 September 1874 –
11 May 1875
Independent
Hans Forssell
Hans Forssell
11 May 1875 –
7 December 1880
Independent Louis Gerhard De Geer
(De Geer d.ä. II)
Arvid Posse
(Posse)
Posse
Arvid Posse
7 December 1880 –
8 March 1881
Lantmanna Party
Themptander
Robert Themptander
8 March 1881 –
28 May 1886
Independent Carl Johan Thyselius
(Thyselius)
Robert Themptander
(Themptander)
Tamm
Claës Gustaf Adolf Tamm
28 May 1886 –
6 February 1888
Independent
von Essen
Fredrik von Essen
6 February 1888 –
6 November 1894
Protectionist Party Gillis Bildt
(G. Bildt)
Gustaf Åkerhielm
(Åkerhielm)
Erik Gustaf Boström
(Boström I)
von Essen
Erik Gustaf Boström
6 November 1894 –
15 March 1895
Lantmanna Party
Claës Wersäll
Claës Wersäll
15 March 1895 –
16 July 1897
Independent
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
16 July 1897 –
5 July 1902
Protectionist Party
Fredrik von Otter
(von Otter)
Ernst Meyer 5 July 1902 –
2 August 1905
Liberal Coalition Party Erik Gustaf Boström
(Boström II)
Johan Ramstedt
(Ramstedt)
Elof Biesèrt 2 August 1905 –
29 May 1906
Christian Lundeberg
(Lundeberg)
Karl Staaff
(Staaff I)
Swartz
Carl Swartz
29 May 1906 –
7 October 1911
General Electoral Union Arvid Lindman
(Lindman I)
Theodor
Theodor Adelswärd
7 October 1911 –
17 February 1914
Liberal Coalition Party Karl Staaff
(Staaff II)
Axel Vennersten
Axel Vennersten
17 February 1914 –
30 March 1917
Independent Hjalmar Hammarskjöld
(Hammarskjöld)
Conrad Carleson
Conrad Carleson
30 March 1917 –
19 October 1917
National Party Carl Swartz
(Swartz)
Branting
Hjalmar Branting
19 October 1917 –
5 January 1918
Social Democrats Nils Edén
(Edén)
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
5 January 1918 –
30 June 1920
Hjalmar Branting
(Branting I)
Sandler
Rickard Sandler
30 June 1920 –
27 October 1920
Henric Tamm 20 October 1920 –
23 February 1921
Independent Gerhard Louis De Geer
(De Geer d.y.)
Jacob Beskow 23 February 1921 –
13 October 1921
Oscar von Sydow
(von Sydow)
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
13 October 1921 –
19 April 1923
Social Democrats Hjalmar Branting
(Branting II)
Jacob Beskow 19 April 1923 –
28 January 1924
General Electoral Union Ernst Trygger
(Trygger)
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
28 January 1924 –
5 May 1925
Social Democrats Hjalmar Branting
(Branting III)
Rickard Sandler
(Sandler)
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
8 May 1925 –
7 June 1926
Ekman
Carl Gustaf Ekman
7 June 1926 –
30 September 1926
Freeminded People's Party Carl Gustaf Ekman
(Ekman I)
Ekman
Ernst Lyberg
30 September 1926 –
2 October 1928
Liberal Coalition Party
Wohlin
Nils Wohlin
2 October 1928 –
10 June 1929
General Electoral Union Arvid Lindman
(Lindman II)
Adolf Dahl 10 June 1929 –
7 June 1930
Ekman
Felix Hamrin
7 June 1930 –
24 September 1932
Freeminded People's Party Carl Gustaf Ekman
(Ekman II)
Felix Hamrin
(Hamrin)
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
24 September 1932 –
19 June 1936
Social Democrats Per Albin Hansson
(Hansson I)
Vilmar Ljungdahl 19 June 1936 –
28 September 1936
Farmer's League Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp
(Pehrsson-Bramstorp)
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
28 September 1936 –
30 June 1949
Social Democrats Per Albin Hansson
(Hansson II)
Per Albin Hansson
(Hansson III)
Per Albin Hansson
(Hansson IV)
Tage Erlander
(Erlander I)
David Hall 30 June 1949 –
17 October 1949
Sköld
Per Edvin Sköld
17 October 1949 –
12 September 1955
Tage Erlander
(Erlander II)
Sträng
Gunnar Sträng
12 September 1955 –
8 October 1976
Tage Erlander
(Erlander III)
Olof Palme
(Palme I)
Gösta Bohman 8 October 1976 –
26 November 1976
Moderate Party Thorbjörn Fälldin
(Fälldin I)
Position abolished between 1976 and 1983. It was split
between the offices of Minister of the Budget and the Minister of the Economy.
Felldt
Kjell-Olof Feldt
1 January 1983 –
15 February 1990
Social Democrats Olof Palme
(Palme II)
Ingvar Carlsson
(Carlsson I)
Odd Engström 15 February 1990 –
27 February 1990
Larsson
Allan Larsson
27 February 1990 –
4 October 1991
Ingvar Carlsson
(Carlsson II)
Anne Wibble 4 October 1991 –
7 October 1994
Liberal People's Party Carl Bildt
(C. Bildt)
Felldt
Göran Persson
7 October 1994 –
22 March 1996
Social Democrats Ingvar Carlsson
(Carlsson III)
Åsbrink
Erik Åsbrink
22 March 1996 –
12 April 1999
Göran Persson
(Persson)
Ringholm
Bosse Ringholm
12 April 1999 –
31 October 2004
Nuder
Pär Nuder
31 October 2004 –
6 October 2006
Borg
Anders Borg
6 October 2006 –
Moderate Party Fredrik Reinfeldt
(Reinfeldt)

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