Ingemar Eliasson

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Eliasson in May 2013
Eliasson at the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria in June 2010

Elis Ingemar Eliasson (born 30 March 1939) is a Swedish Liberal People's Party politician with a long and diverse career, having served as government minister, county governor, member of the Parliament and royal court official.

Education and career[edit]

Ingemar Eliasson was born in the village of Visnums-Kils, in Värmland County's Kristinehamn Municipality. He holds the degree of Master of Science in Business and Economics.[1]

In 1976, Eliasson became Undersecretary of State, and served as such until 1980, when he became Minister of Employment. Following a career as member of the Parliament from 1982 where he was parliamentary leader of the Liberal People's Party from 1985 until 1990. At 1990 he became Governor of Värmland County, serving as such until 2002. On 1 September the next year, Eliasson was appointed Marshal of the Realm, the highest-ranking post he held.[2] As Marshal of the Realm, Eliasson was responsible for the organization of the royal household and reported directly to King Carl XVI Gustaf.[2] Having resigned the court office on 1 January 2010, he now functions as chancellor of the orders of chivalry.[3]

In 2003, Eliasson chaired a Commission of Inquiry into the 1945 disappearance and subsequent death of the diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. His stated mission is to summarize Wallenberg's service in Hungary, his work, and legacy.[2]

Honors and awards[edit]

In 2006, the Swedish Council of America presented Eliasson with the Great Swedish Heritage Award in Karlstad, for promoting knowledge and understanding of the Swedish culture and the Swedish heritage in the United States.[4] On 28 January 2010, the King awarded him H. M. The King's Medal, the 12th (largest) size with chain, at the Stockholm Palace.[5]


  1. ^ "Board of Directors and auditors". Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Rook, Suzy (24 October 2012). "Ex-Swedish politician to lecture at Gustavus in St. Peter". 
  3. ^ Hovkalender 2010, Office of the Marshal of the Realm, retrieved 7 July 2010
  4. ^ "2006 – Ingemar Eliasson". Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Medal presentations 28 January 2010". Royal Court of Sweden. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ingemar Eliasson at Wikimedia Commons

Government offices
Preceded by
Rolf Wirtén
Minister of Employment
Succeeded by
Anna-Greta Leijon
Preceded by
Bengt Norling
Governor of Värmland County
Succeeded by
Kerstin Wallin
Court offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Brodin
Marshal of the Realm of Sweden
Succeeded by
Svante Lindqvist
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Fredrik Reinfeldt
as former prime minister
Swedish order of precedence
as former marshal
Succeeded by
Åsa Romson
as deputy prime minister