Minister for Finance (Sweden)

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Minister for Finance
Statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet
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Incumbent
Magdalena Andersson

since 3 October 2014
Ministry of Finance
Member of The Government
Seat Stockholm, Sweden
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term
serves at the discretion of the Prime Minister
Formation 16 May 1840
First holder Johan Didrik af Wingård
Deputy State Secretary for Finance
Website www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2062

The Minister for Finance (Swedish: finansminister) of Sweden, officially Cabinet Minister and Head of the Ministry of Finance (Swedish: statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet), is a member of the Government of Sweden and is the head of the Ministry of Finance.

It is often considered to be the most influential political office in Sweden, following the Prime Minister.


List of officeholders[edit]

Color key

 Independent  
Historical parties:  Lantmanna    Protectionist    National Party    Liberal Coalition    Freeminded People's    Liberal    Liberal People's  
Present parties:  Social Democratic    Moderate    Centre    Left    Liberals    Christian Democrats    Green    Sweden Democrats  

Status

  Denotes acting Minister for Finance

Minister for Finance 1840–1976[edit]

Portrait Minister for Finance
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Johan Didrik af Wingård
Johan Didrik af Wingård
(1778–1854)
[1]
16 May 184029 December 18422 years, 227 daysIndependentM. Posse I
 
Sven Munthe
Sven Munthe
(1787–1873)
[1]
29 December 184210 April 18485 years, 103 daysIndependentGyllenhaal
Nordenfalk
M. Posse II
 
Anders Peter Sandströmer
Anders Peter Sandströmer
(1804–1857)
[1]
10 April 18487 January 18512 years, 272 daysIndependentSparre
 
Johan August Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt
(1813–1874)
Acting
[1]
7 January 185121 October 1851287 daysIndependentSparre
 
Otto Palmstierna
Otto Palmstierna
(1790–1878)
[1]
21 October 185128 May 18564 years, 220 daysIndependentSparre
 
Johan August Gripenstedt
Johan August Gripenstedt
(1813–1874)
[1]
28 May 18564 July 186610 years, 37 daysIndependentGünther
De Geer d.ä. I
 
Gustaf Lagercrantz
Gustaf Lagercrantz
(1816–1867)
[1]
4 July 186631 May 1867331 daysIndependentDe Geer d.ä. I
 
Gustaf af Ugglas
Gustaf af Ugglas
(1820–1895)
[1]
23 August 186712 May 18702 years, 262 daysIndependentDe Geer d.ä. I
 
Carl Fredrik Wærn
Carl Fredrik Wærn
(1819–1899)
[1]
12 May 187028 September 18744 years, 139 daysIndependentAdlercreutz
Carleson
 
Gustaf Åkerhielm
Gustaf Åkerhielm
(1833–1900)
[1]
28 September 187411 May 1875225 daysIndependentCarleson
 
Hans Forssell
Hans Forssell
(1843–1901)
[1]
11 May 18757 December 18805 years, 210 daysIndependentDe Geer d.ä. II
Posse
 
Arvid Posse
Arvid Posse
(1843–1901)
[1]
7 December 18808 March 188191 daysLantmannaPosse
 
Robert Themptander
Robert Themptander
(1844–1897)
[1]
8 March 188128 May 18865 years, 81 daysIndependent LiberalThyselius
Themptander
 
Claës Gustaf Adolf Tamm
Claës Gustaf Adolf Tamm
(1838–1925)
[1]
28 May 18866 February 18881 year, 254 daysIndependentThemptander
 
Fredrik von Essen
Fredrik von Essen
(1831–1921)
[1]
6 February 18886 November 18946 years, 273 daysProtectionistG. Bildt
Åkerhielm
Boström I
 
Erik Gustaf Boström
Erik Gustaf Boström
(1842–1907)
[1]
6 November 189415 March 1895129 daysLantmannaBoström I
 
Claës Wersäll
Claës Wersäll
(1848–1919)
[1]
15 March 189516 July 18972 years, 123 daysIndependentBoström I
 
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
Hans Hansson Wachtmeister
(1851–1929)
[1]
16 July 18975 July 19024 years, 354 daysProtectionistvon Otter
 
Ernst Meyer
Ernst Meyer
(1847–1925)
[1]
5 July 19022 August 19053 years, 28 daysLiberal CoalitionBoström II
Ramstedt
 
Elof Biesèrt
Elof Biesèrt
(1862–1928)
[1]
2 August 190529 May 1906300 daysLiberal CoalitionPPLS
LS
Lundeberg
Staaff I
 
Carl Swartz
Carl Swartz
(1858–1926)
[1]
29 May 19067 October 19115 years, 131 daysElectoral LeagueAvFLindman I
 
Theodor Adelswärd
Theodor Adelswärd
(1860–1929)
[1]
7 October 191117 February 19142 years, 133 daysLiberal CoalitionLSStaaff II
 
Axel Vennersten
Axel Vennersten
(1863–1948)
[1]
17 February 191430 March 19173 years, 41 daysIndependentHammarskjöld
 
Conrad Carleson
Conrad Carleson
(1868–1954)
[1]
30 March 191719 October 1917203 daysNational PartyNSwartz
 
Hjalmar Branting
Hjalmar Branting
(1860–1925)
[1]
19 October 19175 January 191878 daysSocial DemocraticLSSEdén
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
5 January 191830 June 19202 years, 177 daysSocial DemocraticLSS
S
Edén
Branting I
 
Rickard Sandler
Rickard Sandler
(1884–1964)
[1]
30 June 192027 October 1920119 daysSocial DemocraticSBranting I
 
Henric Tamm
Henric Tamm
(1869–1936)
[1]
20 October 192023 February 1921119 daysIndependentDe Geer d.y.
 
Jacob Beskow
Jacob Beskow
(1876–1928)
[1]
23 February 192113 October 1921232 daysIndependentvon Sydow
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
13 October 192119 April 19231 year, 188 daysSocial DemocraticSBranting II
 
Jacob Beskow
Jacob Beskow
(1876–1928)
[1]
19 April 192328 January 1924284 daysNational PartyNTrygger
 
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
Fredrik Vilhelm Thorsson
(1865–1925)
[1]
28 January 19245 May 19251 year, 97 daysSocial DemocraticSBranting III
Sandler
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
8 May 19257 June 19261 year, 30 daysSocial DemocraticSSandler
 
Carl Gustaf Ekman
Carl Gustaf Ekman
(1872–1945)
[1]
7 June 192630 September 1926115 daysFreeminded People'sFFLEkman I
 
Ernst Lyberg
Ernst Lyberg
(1874–1952)
[1]
30 September 19262 October 19282 years, 2 daysLiberal CoalitionFFLEkman I
 
Nils Wohlin
Nils Wohlin
(1881–1948)
[1]
2 October 192810 June 1929251 daysElectoral LeagueAvFLindman II
 
Adolf Dahl
Adolf Dahl
(1868–1930)
[1]
10 June 19297 June 1930362 daysElectoral LeagueAvFLindman II
 
Felix Hamrin
Felix Hamrin
(1875–1937)
[1]
7 June 193024 September 19322 years, 109 daysFreeminded People'sFFEkman II
Hamrin
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
24 September 193219 June 19363 years, 269 daysSocial DemocraticSHansson I
 
Vilmar Ljungdahl
Vilmar Ljungdahl
(1892–1963)
[1]
19 June 193628 September 1936101 daysFarmers' LeagueBFPehrsson-Bramstorp
 
Ernst Wigforss
Ernst Wigforss
(1881–1977)
[1]
28 September 193630 June 194912 years, 275 daysSocial DemocraticSBF
(1936 – 1939)
SBFHFP
(1939 – 1945)
S
(1945 – 1949)
Hansson II
Hansson III
Hansson IV
Erlander I
 
David Hall
David Hall
(1898–1957)
[1]
30 June 194917 October 1949109 daysSocial DemocraticSErlander I
 
Per Edvin Sköld
Per Edvin Sköld
(1891–1972)
[1]
17 October 194912 September 19555 years, 330 daysSocial DemocraticSBFErlander II
 
Gunnar Sträng
Gunnar Sträng
(1906–1992)
[1]
12 September 19558 October 197621 years, 26 daysSocial DemocraticSBF
S
Erlander II
Erlander III
Palme I
 
Gösta Bohman
Gösta Bohman
(1911–1997)
[1]
8 October 197626 November 197649 daysModerateCMFPFälldin I
Position abolished between 1976 and 1983. It was split
between the offices of Minister of the Budget and the Minister of the Economy.

Minister for Finance 1983–present[edit]

Portrait Minister for Finance
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Kjell-Olof Feldt
Kjell-Olof Feldt
(born 1931)
[1]
1 January 198315 February 19907 years, 45 daysSocial DemocraticSPalme II
Carlsson I
 
Odd Engström
Odd Engström
(1941–1998)
Acting
[1]
15 February 199027 February 199012 daysSocial DemocraticSCarlsson I
 
Allan Larsson
Allan Larsson
(born 1938)
[1]
27 February 19904 October 19911 year, 219 daysSocial DemocraticSCarlsson II
 
Anne Wibble
Anne Wibble
(1943–2000)
[1]
4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 daysLiberal People'sMCFPKDC. Bildt
 
Göran Persson
Göran Persson
(born 1949)
[1]
7 October 199422 March 19961 year, 167 daysSocial DemocraticSCarlsson III
 
Erik Åsbrink
Erik Åsbrink
(born 1947)
[1]
22 March 199612 April 19993 years, 21 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
 
Bosse Ringholm
Bosse Ringholm
(born 1942)
[1]
12 April 199931 October 20045 years, 202 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
 
Pär Nuder
Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
31 October 20046 October 20061 year, 340 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
 
Anders Borg
Anders Borg
(born 1968)
6 October 20063 October 20147 years, 362 daysModerateMCFPKDReinfeldt
 
Magdalena Andersson
Magdalena Andersson
(born 1967)
3 October 2014Incumbent3 years, 278 daysSocial DemocraticSMPLöfven

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az "Finansdepartementet". Nationalencyklopedin Multimedia 2000 (in Swedish). Höganäs: Bra Böcker. 2000. ISBN 91-7133-747-4. 

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