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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-06-13. Retrieved 2006-07-06.  "Swedish-Persian", born in the US to a Swedish father, composer/conductor Ulf Björlin, and a Persian mother
  6. ^ "Rowan Blanchard - Biography - IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 
  7. ^ IMDb.com, Inc.
  8. ^ Her mother is Swedish, according to
  9. ^ http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/feature/213
  10. ^ Swedish mother. [4] "half Swedish"; her mother, Judith Anderson, is Swedish
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2006-05-09. "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. ^ [5] [6] Swedish-born, became US citizen
  13. ^ Daughter of Tippi Hedren. Listed as one of 24 Swedish-Americans at [7]; her maternal grandfather was Swedish
  14. ^ his father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [8]
  15. ^ her father, director Stephen Gyllenhaal, is of partial Swedish heritage [9]
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2006-05-16. [10] Swedish born, became US citizen
  17. ^ Paternal grandparents were Swedish immigrants (MovieWeb)
  18. ^ http://family.nose.dk/getperson.php?personID=I10&tree=Johansson
  19. ^ [11] 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 [12]
  22. ^ "Helen Lindroth". New York Times. 1956-10-12. pp. 29
  23. ^ Carlotta Nillson, Veteran Actress-The New York Times; January 1, 1952 Obituary
  24. ^ perhaps best known for playing Charlie Chan.Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at [13]; Swedish- born
  25. ^ Nancy Olson Biography
  26. ^ http://www.talktalk.co.uk/entertainment/film/biography/artist/michelle-pfeiffer/biography/85
  27. ^ www.gregfitzsimmons.com/2010/03/20/greg-and-andy-richter
  28. ^ her grandfathers mother Elin was Swedish
  29. ^ David, Elliot (2010). "Emma Stone". Wonderland (23): 177–181. 
  30. ^ Sullivan - referred to as a Swedish-American at [14]; mother is from Sweden and Per Sullivan speaks Swedish "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-27. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  31. ^ Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at
  32. ^ Swanson has referred to herself as Swedish - [15]; nothing else known on her ancestry
  33. ^ Director Susan Stroman noted that Thurman is "really Swedish", citing Thurman's Swedish maternal grandmother [16]
  34. ^ (brother of Robert and Mark Wahlberg) Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  35. ^ (brother of Robert and Donnie Wahlberg) Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  36. ^ (brother of Donnie and Mark Wahlberg)Ancestry of Mark Wahlberg
  37. ^ "Portrait of a Voiceover Actress" [interview] by Ray Sidman, Comic Buyers Guide, #1631 (August 2007), pp. 36-38
  38. ^ [17]
  39. ^ 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
  40. ^ 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)
  41. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at [18]; Swedish parents
  42. ^ [19] immigrant from Gästrikland, Sweden
  43. ^ Listed as one of several "Famous Swedish Americans" at
  44. ^ Peggy Lee Tribute
  45. ^ http://hd.se/familj/slaktforskning/2010/07/30/slaktmote-med-the-beach-boys/
  46. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0632223/bio
  47. ^ http://www.conovergenealogy.com/famous-p/p384.htm
  48. ^ a b Of the great-grandparents of the Wilson brothers, one was born in Sweden
  49. ^ "Final Dawes Rolls". United States Government. 1907-05-12. 
  50. ^ Gyllenhaal is referred to as a "Swedish-American" at [20], he has one Swedish great-grandfather
  51. ^ [21] Noted "I'm Swedish" regarding his ethnicity
  52. ^ Frontier Cavalcade, The Dickinson Press, March 14, 1957
  53. ^ Carl Oscar Borg, Artist of the American West (by Marlene R. Miller) Archived 2010-01-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  54. ^ (The Journal of San Diego History)
  55. ^ (Antiques and Fine Art)
  56. ^ Hildebrand, Carver Edstrom. David Edstrom, Swedish American Sculptor (Swedish American Genealogist, 10, 1: 17–29 March 1990)
  57. ^ Named one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  58. ^ Paul Granlund (Gustavus Adolphus College)
  59. ^ Ask Art. Knute Heldner
  60. ^ Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles, American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776, Washington, D.C.: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1987
  61. ^ Doud, Richard K., John Hesselius: His Life and Work (Masters Thesis to the University of Delaware, 1963)
  62. ^ A Prairie Dream Recaptured (American Heritage, by David G. Lowe. October 1969. Volume 20, Issue 6) [22]
  63. ^ Ann Japenga (California Desert Art)
  64. ^ artist known for seascapes and depictions of New Mexico’s indigenous culture.Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (Luther College Fine Arts Collection)
  65. ^ Arvid Frederick Nyholm Biography (Luther College Fine Arts Collection)
  66. ^ Biography of Claes Oldenburg
  67. ^ / Sculpture intervention at Seattle Art Museum
  68. ^ "Biography - Susan Mohl Powers". SMP Installations. Sailshade Studios, Inc. 2014. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  69. ^ [23] Swedish born, immigrated to the United States
  70. ^ [24] Swedish-American; parents were Swedish
  71. ^ [25] Swedish-American Archives of Greater Chicago Manuscript Collection #35, Exhibition by Swedisih-American Artists at the Swedish Club of Chicago 1911-1982.
  72. ^ Gunnar Widforss Biography (Californiawatercolor.com)
  73. ^ [26] born in Uppsala, Sweden, immigrated to the US
  74. ^ Second generation Swedish-American, according to
  75. ^ Referred to as Swedish-American at
  76. ^ [27] born at Långbanshyttan in Värmland, Sweden, primarily active in the US
  77. ^ [28] The seventh of nine children of impoverished Swedish immigrants
  78. ^ [29]; immigrant, born in Nilsby, Sweden
  79. ^ Referred to as "Swedish-American" at
  80. ^ [30]
  81. ^ [31]
  82. ^ [32]
  83. ^ [33] named Swedish American of the Year by Vasa Order of America
  84. ^ a b The Nome Gold Rush (by Larry Gedney. Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  85. ^ The Handbook of Texas (Texas State Historical Association)
  86. ^ Rockford Small Business Collection (Rockford, Illinois Regional History Center)
  87. ^ Estwing Tour Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  88. ^ A Brief History of Indian Motorcycle Dick Scott's Indian Motorcycle Detroit
  89. ^ A tribute to Erik Jonsson
  90. ^ The Swedish Element in Illinois: Survey of the Past Seven Decades (by Ernst Wilhelm Olson, Swedish-American Biographical Association. 1917)
  91. ^ Pacific Coast and Exposition Biographies (by John P. Young. Chronicle Publishing Company San Francisco, California, 1915) [34]
  92. ^ About P.A. Peterson (P.A. Peterson Center for Health)
  93. ^ Rudolph A. Peterson, 98; Extended Global Reach of Bank of America (Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2003) [35]
  94. ^ [36]
  95. ^ David Harris, Swanson Saga: End of a Dream (The New York Times, 9 September 1979)
  96. ^ S. M. Swenson and the Development of the SMS Ranches (Swenson, Gail. University of Texas, 1960)
  97. ^ "55 Years at Testor," Rockford Register Star, May 12, 1994
  98. ^ [37]
  99. ^ [38] was named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  100. ^ Alford, Kenneth D. Nazi Plunder: Great Treasure Stories of World War II. New York: Da Capo Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-306-81241-5
  101. ^ Corley, Robert G. and Marvin Yeomans Whiting, editors (July 1979) Dedication. Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society. Vol. 6, No. 2
  102. ^ 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)
  103. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Elmer L. (Lee) Andersen Archived 2007-03-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  104. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | C. (Clyde) Elmer Anderson
  105. ^ [39] is "Swedish Consul Emeritus"
  106. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | J. A. A. (Joseph Alfred Arner) Burnquist
  107. ^ a b http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article10793671.ab
  108. ^ Described as a "Swedish-American" at
  109. ^ bioguide.congress.gov
  110. ^ a b Mamie Doud Eisenhower (The Chronicle. American Swedish Historical Foundation: Winter 1954-1955. Volume 1, Number 4. Philadelphia PA. : 1955)
  111. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Orville L. (Lothrop) Freeman
  112. ^ Not Politics As Usual (Nordic Reach. July 1, 2002)
  113. ^ http://www.loffe.net/
  114. ^ Johnny Isakson, United States Senator from Georgia
  115. ^ named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  116. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota: Harold (Karl Harold Phillip) LeVander
  117. ^ [40] "ethnic background: Swedish"
  118. ^ [41] born in Stockholm, Sweden
  119. ^ http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/19455/He-thawed-relations-between-nations.html
  120. ^ [Appointed "The Swedish-American of 2002" by the Vasa Order of America http://www.saccny.org/main/scholarship/donors/olson/[permanent dead link]]
  121. ^ Named "Swedish-American of the Year"
  122. ^ http://linkstothepast.com/waukesha/pinelakebios.php#stsure
  123. ^ [42] Swedish immigrant
  124. ^ a b Listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS" at
  125. ^ MNHS.ORG : Governors of Minnesota | Luther W. (Wallace) Youngdahl
  126. ^ Christian Cyclopedia. The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Archived 2009-09-01 at the Wayback Machine.
  127. ^ Whose Shoulders Do We Stand? by Virgil Olson, Professor Emeritus, Bethel University
  128. ^ "LDS Church News - Pres. and Sister Monson note their Swedish roots". www.ldschurchnewsarchive.com. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  129. ^ [43] Swedish-born
  130. ^ Swedish American Historical Quarterly - 1986-1997
  131. ^ "Elder Renlund: Real Power in Combining Family History with Temple - Church News and Events". www.lds.org. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  132. ^ Andreas Rudman and his Family (by Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig. Swedish Colonial News, Volume 2, Number 1 . Winter 2000) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-15. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  133. ^ http://www.townofmerton.com/abouttown.html
  134. ^ Carl David Anderson biography
  135. ^ Seaborg biography Archived 2004-10-14 at the Wayback Machine.
  136. ^ [44] Raised in a Swedish-American family
  137. ^ Johnson was sometimes called "Swede"
  138. ^ University of Minnesota Gophers
  139. ^ Award Winners - Nils V. "Swede" Nelson
  140. ^ [45] listed as one of "FAMOUS SWEDISH AMERICANS"
  141. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thoxxgBlR_8
  142. ^ referred to as a Swedish-American at
  143. ^ An Immigrant's American Odyssey: A Biography of Ernst Skarstedt (Emory Lindquist, Rock Island, Illinois: Augustana Historical Society, 1974)
  144. ^ "The son of a Chippewa house painter and a Swedish-American mother "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-09-05. Retrieved 2006-11-24. "
  145. ^ The Founders of the Graduate College (by Robert Knoll, Professor Emeritus of English. University of Nebraska-Lincoln January 13, 2000)[46]
  146. ^ Named as one of "24 Famous Swedish Americans" at
  147. ^ Wentz, Paul (February 1950). "Engraving Pin Heads". American Horologist & Jeweler
  148. ^ Gustaf Hallströms fotografisamling (Forskningsarkivet)