Franklin S. Forsberg

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Franklin S. Forsberg
United States Ambassador to Sweden
In office
January 14, 1982 – December 12, 1985
President Ronald Reagan
Preceded by Rodney O'Gliasain Kennedy-Minott
Succeeded by Gregory J. Newell
Personal details
Born (1905-10-21)October 21, 1905
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Died March 29, 2002(2002-03-29) (aged 96)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Alma mater University of Utah
New York University
Occupation Publisher
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942–46
Rank Colonel

Franklin S. Forsberg (October 21, 1905 – March 29, 2002), was an American publisher and diplomat.


Franklin S. Forsberg was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents of Swedish heritage. He received his B.A. from the University of Utah, where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, in 1930 and his M.B.A. from New York University in 1931.[1]


Mr. Forsberg was a teacher at Pace College and New York University from 1931–37, and publisher with Street and Smith Publications in New York City from 1937 - 42. In 1942 he joined the United States Army, where he rose to the rank of colonel. He helped start the publications Yank and Stars and Stripes.[2] From 1946 to 1948 he was publisher and consultant with Forsberg and Church in New York City. He was publisher of Liberty Magazine in New York City (1948–50) and publisher and consultant with Forsberg, Merritt, Harrity and Church in New York City (1950–55). Mr. Forsberg was publisher of Popular Mechanics Publishing Co. in Chicago, Illinois from 1955 - 59. From 1959 - 72 he was a publisher with Holt, Rinehart and Winston in New York City. After a career as publisher, Forsberg was appointed U.S. ambassador to Sweden in 1981, a position he served in until 1985.


Forsberg was appointed "The Swedish-American of 1986" by the Vasa Order of America.[3] H.E. Franklin S. Forsberg was Chairperson Emeriti of the Swedish Council of America during the years 1991–1994[4] Forsberg died in Greenwich, Connecticut on Friday March 29, 2002.[5]


  1. ^ Nomination of Franklin S. Forsberg To Be United States Ambassador to Sweden(University of Texas Archives) [1]
  2. ^ H.E. Franklin S. Forsberg (U.S. Army Public Affairs Hall of Fame)
  3. ^ Swedish-American of the Year(Vasa Order of America)
  4. ^ Chairpersons Emeriti (Swedish Council of America)
  5. ^ Franklin S. Forsberg, Ex-Ambassador, 96 (New York Times. April 4, 2002) [2]
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Rodney O'Gliasain Kennedy-Minott
U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
1981 -1985
Succeeded by
Gregory J. Newell