Minister for Finance (Sweden)

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Minister for Finance
Statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet
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Incumbent
Magdalena Andersson

since 3 October 2014
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]

Color key

      Independent
Historical parties:       Lantmanna       Protectionist       National Party       Liberal Coalition       Freeminded People's       Liberal
Present parties:       Social Democratic       Moderate       Centre       Left       Liberal People's       Christian Democrats       Green       Sweden Democrats

Status

      Denotes acting Minister for Finance

Minister for Finance 1840–1976[edit]

Portrait Minister for Finance
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Johan Didrik af Wingård
Johan Didrik af Wingård
(1778–1854)
[1]
16 May 1840 29 December 1842 2 years, 227 days Independent M. Posse I
 
Sven Munthe
Sven Munthe
(1787–1873)
[1]
29 December 1842 10 April 1848 5 years, 103 days Independent Gyllenhaal
Nordenfalk
M. Posse II
 
Anders Peter Sandströmer
Anders Peter Sandströmer
(1804–1857)
[1]
10 April 1848 7 January 1851 2 years, 272 days Independent Sparre
 
Johan August Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt (Acting)
(1813–1874)
[1]
7 January 1851 21 October 1851 0 years, 287 days Independent Sparre
 
Otto Palmstierna
Otto Palmstierna
(1790–1878)
[1]
21 October 1851 28 May 1856 4 years, 220 days Independent Sparre
 
Johan August Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt
(1813–1874)
[1]
28 May 1856 4 July 1866 10 years, 37 days Independent Günther
De Geer d.ä. I
 
Gustaf Lagercrantz
Gustaf Lagercrantz
(1816–1867)
[1]
4 July 1866 31 May 1867 0 years, 331 days Independent De Geer d.ä. I
 
Gustaf af Ugglas
Gustaf af Ugglas
(1820–1895)
[1]
23 August 1867 12 May 1870 2 years, 262 days Independent De Geer d.ä. I
 
Carl Fredrik Wærn
Carl Fredrik Wærn
(1819–1899)
[1]
12 May 1870 28 September 1874 4 years, 139 days Independent Adlercreutz
Carleson
 
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Gustaf Åkerhielm
(1833–1900)
[1]
28 September 1874 11 May 1875 0 years, 225 days Independent Carleson
 
Hans Forssell
Hans Forssell
(1843–1901)
[1]
11 May 1875 7 December 1880 5 years, 210 days Independent De Geer d.ä. II
Posse
 
Arvid Posse
Arvid Posse
(1843–1901)
[1]
7 December 1880 8 March 1881 0 years, 91 days Lantmanna Posse
 
Robert Themptander
Robert Themptander
(1844–1897)
[1]
8 March 1881 28 May 1886 5 years, 81 days Independent Liberal Thyselius
Themptander
 
Claës Gustaf Adolf Tamm
Claës Gustaf Adolf Tamm
(1838–1925)
[1]
28 May 1886 6 February 1888 1 year, 254 days Independent Themptander
 
Fredrik von Essen
Fredrik von Essen
(1831–1921)
[1]
6 February 1888 6 November 1894 6 years, 273 days Protectionist G. Bildt
Åkerhielm
Boström I
 
Erik Gustaf Boström
Erik Gustaf Boström
(1842–1907)
[1]
6 November 1894 15 March 1895 0 years, 129 days Lantmanna Boström I
 
Claës Wersäll
Claës Wersäll
(1848–1919)
[1]
15 March 1895 16 July 1897 2 years, 123 days Independent Boström I
 
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
(1851–1929)
[1]
16 July 1897 5 July 1902 4 years, 354 days Protectionist von Otter
 
Ernst Meyer
Ernst Meyer
(1847–1925)
[1]
5 July 1902 2 August 1905 3 years, 28 days Liberal Coalition Boström II
Ramstedt
 
Elof Biesèrt
Elof Biesèrt
(1862–1928)
[1]
2 August 1905 29 May 1906 0 years, 300 days Liberal Coalition PPLS
LS
Lundeberg
Staaff I
 
Carl Swartz
Carl Swartz
(1858–1926)
[1]
29 May 1906 7 October 1911 5 years, 131 days Electoral League AvF Lindman I
 
Theodor Adelswärd
Theodor Adelswärd
(1860–1929)
[1]
7 October 1911 17 February 1914 2 years, 133 days Liberal Coalition LS Staaff II
 
Axel Vennersten
Axel Vennersten
(1863–1948)
[1]
17 February 1914 30 March 1917 3 years, 41 days Independent Hammarskjöld
 
Conrad Carleson
Conrad Carleson
(1868–1954)
[1]
30 March 1917 19 October 1917 0 years, 203 days National Party N Swartz
 
Hjalmar Branting
Hjalmar Branting
(1860–1925)
[1]
19 October 1917 5 January 1918 0 years, 78 days Social Democratic LSS Edén
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
5 January 1918 30 June 1920 2 years, 177 days Social Democratic LSS
S
Edén
Branting I
 
Rickard Sandler
Rickard Sandler
(1884–1964)
[1]
30 June 1920 27 October 1920 0 years, 119 days Social Democratic S Branting I
 
Henric Tamm
Henric Tamm
(1869–1936)
[1]
20 October 1920 23 February 1921 0 years, 119 days Independent De Geer d.y.
 
Jacob Beskow
Jacob Beskow
(1876–1928)
[1]
23 February 1921 13 October 1921 0 years, 232 days Independent von Sydow
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
13 October 1921 19 April 1923 1 year, 188 days Social Democratic S Branting II
 
Jacob Beskow
Jacob Beskow
(1876–1928)
[1]
19 April 1923 28 January 1924 0 years, 284 days National Party N Trygger
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
28 January 1924 5 May 1925 † 1 year, 97 days Social Democratic S Branting III
Sandler
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
8 May 1925 7 June 1926 1 year, 30 days Social Democratic S Sandler
 
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Carl Gustaf Ekman
(1872–1945)
[1]
7 June 1926 30 September 1926 0 years, 115 days Freeminded People's FFL Ekman I
 
Ernst Lyberg
Ernst Lyberg
(1874–1952)
[1]
30 September 1926 2 October 1928 2 years, 2 days Liberal Coalition FFL Ekman I
 
Nils Wohlin
Nils Wohlin
(1881–1948)
[1]
2 October 1928 10 June 1929 0 years, 251 days Electoral League AvF Lindman II
 
Adolf Dahl
Adolf Dahl
(1868–1930)
[1]
10 June 1929 7 June 1930 0 years, 362 days Electoral League AvF Lindman II
 
Felix Hamrin
Felix Hamrin
(1875–1937)
[1]
7 June 1930 24 September 1932 2 years, 109 days Freeminded People's FF Ekman II
Hamrin
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
24 September 1932 19 June 1936 3 years, 269 days Social Democratic S Hansson I
 
Vilmar Ljungdahl
Vilmar Ljungdahl
(1892–1963)
[1]
19 June 1936 28 September 1936 0 years, 101 days Farmers' League BF Pehrsson-Bramstorp
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
28 September 1936 30 June 1949 12 years, 275 days Social Democratic SBF
(1936 – 1939)
SBFHFP
(1939 – 1945)
S
(1945 – 1949)
Hansson II
Hansson III
Hansson IV
Erlander I
 
David Hall
David Hall
(1898–1957)
[1]
30 June 1949 17 October 1949 0 years, 109 days Social Democratic S Erlander I
 
Per Edvin Sköld
Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
[1]
17 October 1949 12 September 1955 5 years, 330 days Social Democratic SBF Erlander II
 
Gunnar Sträng
Gunnar Sträng
(1906–1992)
[1]
12 September 1955 8 October 1976 21 years, 26 days Social Democratic SBF
S
Erlander II
Erlander III
Palme I
 
Gösta Bohman
Gösta Bohman
(1911–1997)
[1]
8 October 1976 26 November 1976 0 years, 49 days Moderate CMFP 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.

Minister for Finance 1983–present[edit]

Portrait Minister for Finance
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Kjell-Olof Feldt
Kjell-Olof Feldt
(born 1931)
[1]
1 January 1983 15 February 1990 7 years, 45 days Social Democratic S Palme II
Carlsson I
 
Odd Engström
Odd Engström (Acting)
(1941–1998)
[1]
15 February 1990 27 February 1990 0 years, 12 days Social Democratic S Carlsson I
 
Allan Larsson
Allan Larsson
(born 1938)
[1]
27 February 1990 4 October 1991 1 year, 219 days Social Democratic S Carlsson II
 
Anne Wibble
Anne Wibble
(1943–2000)
[1]
4 October 1991 7 October 1994 3 years, 3 days Liberal People's MCFPKD C. Bildt
 
Göran Persson
Göran Persson
(born 1949)
[1]
7 October 1994 22 March 1996 1 year, 167 days Social Democratic S Carlsson III
 
Erik Åsbrink
Erik Åsbrink
(born 1947)
[1]
22 March 1996 12 April 1999 3 years, 21 days Social Democratic S Persson
 
Bosse Ringholm
Bosse Ringholm
(born 1942)
[1]
12 April 1999 31 October 2004 5 years, 202 days Social Democratic S Persson
 
Pär Nuder
Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
31 October 2004 6 October 2006 1 year, 340 days Social Democratic S Persson
 
Anders Borg
Anders Borg
(born 1968)
6 October 2006 3 October 2014 7 years, 362 days Moderate MCFPKD Reinfeldt
 
Magdalena Andersson
Magdalena Andersson
(born 1967)
3 October 2014 Incumbent 0 years, 85 days Social Democratic SMP Löfven

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az "Finansdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000 (in Swedish). Höganäs: Bra Böcker. 2000. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 

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