List of Swedish Americans

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The following is a list of notable Swedish Americans. Including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Swedish American or must have references showing they are Swedish American and are notable.

List[edit]

Candice Bergen

Entertainment[edit]

Actors[edit]

Susan Hayward
Ann-Margret

Music[edit]

Kris Kristofferson
Ricky Nelson
Gretchen Carlson

Other[edit]

Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt

Artists[edit]

Engineers[edit]

John Ericsson

Entrepreneurs and businesspeople[edit]

Buzz Aldrin

Military[edit]

Politics and public service[edit]

Mamie Eisenhower
Tipper Gore
William Rehnquist

Religious personalities[edit]

Glenn T. Seaborg

Science[edit]

Phil Mickelson

Sports[edit]

Ray Bradbury
Carl Sandburg

Writers[edit]

Colonial people[edit]

Educators[edit]

Charles Lindbergh

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ born Maud Solveig Christina Wikström in Luleå, Sweden
  2. ^ [1]; named the Swedish American of the Year, has performed for the King and Queen of Sweden
  3. ^ Swedish immigrant paternal grandparents. Bergen is a Swedish-American according to [2]; she is Swedish on her father's side [3]
  4. ^ Swedish immigrant parents NY Times bio calls him a Swedish-American
  5. ^ [4] "Swedish-Persian", born in the US to a Swedish father, composer/conductor Ulf Björlin, and a Persian mother
  6. ^ IMDb.com, Inc.
  7. ^ [5]
  8. ^ Her mother is Swedish, according to
  9. ^ http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/feature/213
  10. ^ Swedish mother. [6] "half Swedish"; her mother, Judith Anderson, is Swedish
  11. ^ [7]"Franco is Portuguese. I'm one quarter through my grandfather. My grandfather and then I'm also Russian and Swedish." His father is half-Swedish, half Portuguese
  12. ^ [8] [9] Swedish-born, became US citizen
  13. ^ Daughter of Tippi Hedren. Listed as one of 24 Swedish-Americans at [10]; her maternal grandfather was Swedish
  14. ^ his father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [11]
  15. ^ her father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [12]
  16. ^ [13][14] Swedish born, became US citizen
  17. ^ Paternal grandparents were Swedish immigrants (MovieWeb)
  18. ^ http://family.nose.dk/getperson.php?personID=I10&tree=Johansson
  19. ^ [15] Swedish-born, became US citizen
  20. ^ (Swedish-born father)TomFolio.com: Van Johnson, Author Autograph Sample, Book List Link, Search Books Available
  21. ^ Swedish immigrant grandfather. Listed as one of several "Famous Swedish Americans" at [16]
  22. ^ "Helen Lindroth". New York Times. 1956-10-12. pp. 29
  23. ^ "Genealogy of Wentworth's maternal great-grandfather Hendrik "Henry" Frederick Palm." [17]
  24. ^ Carlotta Nillson, Veteran Actress-The New York Times; January 1, 1952 Obituary
  25. ^ perhaps best known for playing Charlie Chan.Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at [18]; Swedish- born
  26. ^ Nancy Olson Biography
  27. ^ http://www.talktalk.co.uk/entertainment/film/biography/artist/michelle-pfeiffer/biography/85
  28. ^ www.gregfitzsimmons.com/2010/03/20/greg-and-andy-richter
  29. ^ her grandfathers mother Elin was Swedish
  30. ^ David, Elliot (2010). "Emma Stone". Wonderland (23): 177–181. 
  31. ^ Sullivan - referred to as a Swedish-American at [19]; mother is from Sweden and Per Sullivan speaks Swedish [20]
  32. ^ Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at
  33. ^ Swanson has referred to herself as Swedish - [21]; nothing else known on her ancestry
  34. ^ Director Susan Stroman noted that Thurman is "really Swedish", citing Thurman's Swedish maternal grandmother [22]
  35. ^ (brother of Robert and Mark Wahlberg) Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  36. ^ (brother of Robert and Donnie Wahlberg) Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  37. ^ (brother of Donnie and Mark Wahlberg)Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  38. ^ "Portrait of a Voiceover Actress" [interview] by Ray Sidman, Comic Buyers Guide, #1631 (August 2007), pp. 36-38
  39. ^ [23]
  40. ^ Born Irene Ahlberg 6/11 1910 in New York (father from Sweden, mother from New York), died 6/3 1993 in Orange, California. According to : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0912115/ and http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&indiv=try&h=31851738
  41. ^ The Rainbow Bridge (a biography of Olive Fremstad) (Mary Watkins Cushing, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1954. Library of Congress Catalog card number 54:10494)
  42. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at [24]; Swedish parents
  43. ^ [25] immigrant from Gästrikland, Sweden
  44. ^ Listed as one of several "Famous Swedish Americans" at
  45. ^ Peggy Lee Tribute
  46. ^ http://hd.se/familj/slaktforskning/2010/07/30/slaktmote-med-the-beach-boys/
  47. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0632223/bio
  48. ^ http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p384.htm
  49. ^ a b Of the great-grandparents of the Wilson brothers, one was born in Sweden
  50. ^ "Final Dawes Rolls". United States Government. 1907-05-12. 
  51. ^ Gyllenhaal is referred to as a "Swedish-American" at [26], he has one Swedish great-grandfather
  52. ^ [27] Noted "I'm Swedish" regarding his ethnicity
  53. ^ Frontier Cavalcade, The Dickinson Press, March 14, 1957
  54. ^ Carl Oscar Borg, Artist of the American West (by Marlene R. Miller)
  55. ^ (The Journal of San Diego History)
  56. ^ (Antiques and Fine Art)
  57. ^ Hildebrand, Carver Edstrom. David Edstrom, Swedish American Sculptor (Swedish American Genealogist, 10, 1: 17–29 March 1990)
  58. ^ Named one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  59. ^ Paul Granlund (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  60. ^ Ask Art. Knute Heldner
  61. ^ Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles, American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776, Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1987
  62. ^ Doud, Richard K., John Hesselius: His Life and Work (Masters Thesis to the University of Delaware, 1963)
  63. ^ A Prairie Dream Recaptured (American Heritage, by David G. Lowe. October 1969. Volume 20, Issue 6) [28]
  64. ^ Ann Japenga (California Desert Art)
  65. ^ artist known for seascapes and depictions of New Mexico’s indigenous culture.Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (Luther College Fine Arts Collection)
  66. ^ Arvid Frederick Nyholm Biography (Luther College Fine Arts Collection) [29]
  67. ^ Biography of Claes Oldenburg
  68. ^ / Sculpture intervention at Seattle Art Museum
  69. ^ "Biography - Susan Mohl Powers". SMP Installations. Sailshade Studios, Inc. 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  70. ^ [30] Swedish born, immigrated to the United States
  71. ^ [31] Swedish-American; parents were Swedish
  72. ^ [32] Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago Manuscript Collection #35, Exhibition by Swedisih-American Artists at the Swedish Club of Chicago 1911-1982.
  73. ^ Gunnar Widforss Biography (Californiawatercolor.com)
  74. ^ [33] born in Uppsala, Sweden, immigrated to the US
  75. ^ Second generation Swedish-American, according to
  76. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at
  77. ^ [34] born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, primarily active in the US
  78. ^ [35] The seventh of nine children of impoverished Swedish immigrants
  79. ^ [36]; immigrant, born in Nilsby, Sweden
  80. ^ Referred to as "Swedish-American" at
  81. ^ [37]
  82. ^ [38]
  83. ^ [39]
  84. ^ [40] named Swedish American of the Year by Vasa Order of America
  85. ^ a b The Nome Gold Rush (by Larry Gedney. Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  86. ^ The Handbook of Texas (Texas State Historical Association)
  87. ^ Rockford Small Business Collection (Rockford, Illinois Regional History Center)
  88. ^ Estwing Tour
  89. ^ A Brief History of Indian Motorcycle Dick Scott's Indian Motorcycle Detroit
  90. ^ A tribute to Erik Jonsson
  91. ^ The Swedish Element in Illinois: Survey of the Past Seven Decades (by Ernst Wilhelm Olson, Swedish-American Biographical Association. 1917)
  92. ^ Pacific Coast and Exposition Biographies (by John P. Young. Chronicle Publishing Company San Francisco, California, 1915) [41]
  93. ^ About P.A. Peterson (P.A. Peterson Center for Health)
  94. ^ Rudolph A. Peterson, 98; Extended Global Reach of Bank of America (Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2003) [42]
  95. ^ [43]
  96. ^ David Harris, Swanson Saga: End of a Dream (The New York Times, 9 September 1979)
  97. ^ S. M. Swenson and the Development of the SMS Ranches (Swenson, Gail. University of Texas, 1960)
  98. ^ "55 Years at Testor," Rockford Register Star, May 12, 1994
  99. ^ [44]
  100. ^ [45] was named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  101. ^ Alford, Kenneth D. Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories of World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-306-81241-5
  102. ^ Corley, Robert G. and Marvin Yeomans Whiting, editors (July 1979) Dedication. Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society. Vol. 6, No. 2
  103. ^ The Story of the Fifty-fifth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1865 (A Committee of the Regiment, W. J. Coulter. 1887)
  104. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Elmer L. (Lee) Andersen
  105. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | C. (Clyde) Elmer Anderson
  106. ^ [46] is "Swedish Consul Emeritus"
  107. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner) Burnquist
  108. ^ a b http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article10793671.ab
  109. ^ Described as a "Swedish-American" at
  110. ^ bioguide.congress.gov
  111. ^ a b Mamie Doud Eisenhower (The Chronicle. American Swedish Historical Foundation: Winter 1954-1955. Volume 1, Number 4. Philadelphia PA. : 1955)
  112. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Orville L. (Lothrop) Freeman
  113. ^ Not Politics As Usual (Nordic Reach. July 1, 2002)
  114. ^ http://www.loffe.net/
  115. ^ Johnny Isakson, United States Senator from Georgia
  116. ^ named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  117. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota: Harold (Karl Harold Phillip) LeVander
  118. ^ [47] "ethnic background: Swedish"
  119. ^ [48] born in Stockholm, Sweden
  120. ^ http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/19455/He-thawed-relations-between-nations.html
  121. ^ [Appointed "The Swedish-American of 2002" by the Vasa Order of America http://www.saccny.org/main/scholarship/donors/olson/]
  122. ^ Named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  123. ^ http://linkstothepast.com/waukesha/pinelakebios.php#stsure
  124. ^ [49] Swedish immigrant
  125. ^ a b Listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS" at
  126. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Luther W. (Wallace) Youngdahl
  127. ^ Christian Cyclopedia. The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
  128. ^ Whose Shoulders Do We Stand? by Virgil Olson, Professor Emeritus, Bethel University
  129. ^ "LDS Church News - Pres. and Sister Monson note their Swedish roots". www.ldschurchnewsarchive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  130. ^ [50] Swedish-born
  131. ^ Swedish American Historical Quarterly - 1986-1997
  132. ^ "Elder Renlund: Real Power in Combining Family History with Temple - Church News and Events". www.lds.org. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  133. ^ Andreas Rudman and his Family (by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig. Swedish Colonial News, Volume 2, Number 1 . Winter 2000) [51]
  134. ^ http://www.townofmerton.com/abouttown.html
  135. ^ Carl David Anderson biography
  136. ^ Seaborg biography
  137. ^ [52] Raised in a Swedish-American family
  138. ^ Johnson was sometimes called "Swede"
  139. ^ University of Minnesota Gophers
  140. ^ Award Winners - Nils V. "Swede" Nelson
  141. ^ [53] listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS"
  142. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thoxxgBlR_8
  143. ^ referred to as a Swedish-American at
  144. ^ An Immigrant's American Odyssey: A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt (Emory Lindquist, Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Historical Society, 1974)
  145. ^ "The son of a Chippewa house painter and a Swedish-American mother [54]"
  146. ^ The Founders of the Graduate College (by Robert Knoll, Professor Emeritus of English. University of Nebraska-Lincoln January 13, 2000)[55]
  147. ^ Named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  148. ^ Wentz, Paul (February 1950). "Engraving Pin Heads". American Horologist & Jeweler
  149. ^ Gustaf Hallströms fotografisamling (Forskningsarkivet)