Aina Erlander

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Aina Erlander
Tage Erlander, Aina Erlander and John F. Kennedy in the White House, March 1961.
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
11 October 1946 – 14 October 1969
Prime Minister Tage Erlander
Preceded by Elisabeth Hansson
Succeeded by Lisbeth Palme
Personal details
Born Aina Andersson
(1902-09-28)28 September 1902
Lund, Skåne County, Sweden
Died 24 February 1990(1990-02-24) (aged 87)
Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Political party Social Democrats
Spouse(s) Tage Erlander
(1930-1985; his death)
Children Sven Erlander

Aina Erlander (née Andersson; 28 September 1902 – 24 February 1990) was a Swedish lecturer. She was the wife of Swedish Prime Minister Tage Erlander[1] from 1930[2] until his death in June 1985.

Aina Erlander's father had a mill, factory and was an active right wing man. She attended a girls school and gymnasium, and then continued to study in Lund. In 1923 she met Tage Erlander, who also studied in Lund, and they married in 1930. Together they had two children. Aina worked as a teacher at Södra flickläroverket in Stockholm when Tage Erlander became Prime Minister of Sweden in October 1946.

Aina Erlander was a member of the board of Save the Children and in 1949 travelled to the then West Germany, which had suffered through World War II. In 1954 she visited the Netherlands, which had been flooded in 1953. In 1957 she became chairperson of Unga Örnar, a position she retained for nine years. After the death of her husband in 1985 she organised and cleaned up the notes he had left behind.


  1. ^ Hench, Philip S. (6 November 2001). "Reminiscences of the Nobel Festival, 1950". Archived from the original on 21 July 2006. Retrieved 2 December 2006. 
  2. ^ Peter Nilsson (10 June 2016). "Under Erlanders tid byggdes välfärdssamhället upp" (in Swedish). Nya Wermlandstidningen. Retrieved 3 November 2016.