Minister for Justice (Sweden)

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Minister for Justice of Sweden
Statsråd och chef för Justitiedepartementet
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Incumbent
Morgan Johansson

since 3 October 2014
Ministry of Justice
Member of The Government
Appointer The Prime Minister
Term length No fixed term,
Serves at the discretion of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holder Louis Gerhard De Geer
Formation 20 March 1876
Deputy State Secretary for Justice
Website www.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/584

The Minister for Justice (Swedish: justitieminister) is the justice minister of Sweden and head of the Ministry of Justice. The current Minister for Justice is Morgan Johansson of the Social Democratic Party.

History[edit]

The office was instituted in 1809 as a result of the constitutional Instrument of Government promulgated in the same year. Until 1876 the office was called Prime Minister for Justice (Swedish: justitiestatsminister), similar to the office of Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs (Swedish: utrikesstatsminister). Until 1840, the Prime Minister for Justice also served as a member of the Supreme Court. Following the ministry reform in 1840, the Prime Minister for Justice became head of the newly instituted Ministry of Justice. In 1876 the office proper of Prime Minister of Sweden was created and at the same time the Minister for Justice was created. Before 1876 the Prime Minister for Justice had in practice been granted exclusively to members of the most prominent noble families.

List of officeholders[edit]

Prime Ministers for Justice (1809–1876)[edit]

Swedish Cabinet Holding Parties - Color key:
Name Took office Left office Political party
Carl Axel Wachtmeister 9 June 1809 5 April 1810 Independent
Fredrik Gyllenborg 5 April 1810 18 August 1829 Independent
Mathias Rosenblad 18 August 1829 16 May 1840 Independent
Arvid Mauritz Posse 16 May 1840 5 September 1840 Independent
Carl Petter Törnebladh (acting) 5 September 1840 14 January 1841 Independent
Carl Petter Törnebladh 14 January 1841 5 January 1843 Independent
Lars Herman Gyllenhaal 5 January 1843 28 December 1844 Independent
Johan Nordenfalk 28 December 1844 9 March 1846 Independent
Arvid Mauritz Posse 23 March 1846 10 April 1848 Independent
Gustaf Sparre 10 April 1848 25 September 1856 Independent
Claës Günther 25 September 1856 7 April 1858 Independent
Louis De Geer 7 April 1858 3 June 1870 Independent
Axel Adlercreutz 3 June 1870 8 April 1874 Independent
Edvard Carleson 4 May 1874 11 May 1875 Independent
Louis De Geer 11 May 1875 20 March 1876 Independent

Ministers for Justice (1876–present)[edit]

Name Took office Left office Political party
Louis De Geer 20 March 1876 6 June 1879 Independent
Ludvig Almqvist 6 June 1879 19 April 1880 Independent
Nils von Steyern 19 April 1880 6 February 1888 Independent
Axel Bergström 6 February 1888 28 September 1888 Independent
Carl Gustaf Axel Örbom 28 September 1888 30 May 1889 Independent
August Östergren 12 June 1889 5 February 1896 Independent
Ludvig Annerstedt 5 February 1896 5 December 1901 Independent
Hjalmar Hammarskjöld 5 December 1901 5 July 1902 Independent
Ossian Berger 5 July 1902 2 August 1905 Lantmanna Party
Gustaf Berg 2 August 1905 7 November 1905 Protectionist Party
Karl Staaff 7 November 1905 29 May 1906 Liberal Coalition Party
Albert Petersson 29 May 1906 7 October 1911 General Electoral League
Gustaf Sandström 7 October 1911 17 February 1914 Liberal Coalition Party
Berndt Hasselrot 17 February 1914 30 March 1917 Independent
Steno Stenberg 30 March 1917 19 October 1917 General Electoral League
Eliel Löfgren 19 October 1917 10 March 1920 Liberal Coalition Party
Östen Undén 10 March 1920 30 June 1920 Social Democrats
Assar Åkerman 30 June 1920 27 October 1920 Social Democrats
Birger Ekeberg 27 October 1920 13 October 1921 Independent
Assar Åkerman 13 October 1921 19 April 1923 Social Democrats
Birger Ekeberg 19 April 1923 18 October 1924 Independent
Torsten Nothin 18 October 1924 7 June 1926 Social Democrats
Johan Thyrén 7 June 1926 2 October 1928 Freeminded People's Party
Georg Bissmark 2 October 1928 7 June 1930 General Electoral League
Natanael Gärde 7 June 1930 24 September 1932 Independent
Karl Schlyter 24 September 1932 19 June 1936 Social Democrats
Thorwald Bergquist 19 June 1936 28 September 1936 Independent
Karl Gustaf Westman 28 September 1936 29 August 1943 Farmer's League
Thorwald Bergquist 30 August 1943 31 July 1945 People's Party
Herman Zetterberg 31 July 1945 30 September 1957 Social Democrats
Ingvar Lindell 1 October 1957 30 November 1959 Social Democrats
Herman Kling 1 December 1959 14 October 1969 Social Democrats
Lennart Geijer 14 October 1969 8 October 1976 Social Democrats
Sven Romanus 8 October 1976 12 October 1979 Independent
Håkan Winberg 12 October 1979 5 May 1981 Moderate Party
Carl Axel Petri 5 May 1981 8 October 1982 Independent
Ove Rainer 8 October 1982 10 November 1983 Social Democrats
Anna-Greta Leijon (acting) 10 November 1983 15 November 1983 Social Democrats
Sten Wickbom 15 November 1983 19 October 1987 Social Democrats
Anna-Greta Leijon 19 October 1987 7 June 1988 Social Democrats
Thage G. Peterson 8 June 1988 30 September 1988 Social Democrats
Laila Freivalds 4 October 1988 4 October 1991 Social Democrats
Gun Hellsvik 4 October 1991 7 October 1994 Moderate Party
Laila Freivalds 7 October 1994 21 September 2000 Social Democrats
Lena Hjelm-Wallén (acting) 21 September 2000 15 October 2000 Social Democrats
Thomas Bodström 16 October 2000 6 October 2006 Social Democrats
Beatrice Ask 6 October 2006 3 October 2014 Moderate Party
Morgan Johansson 3 October 2014 Incumbent Social Democrats

Statistics[edit]

# Prime Minister Date of birth Age at ascension
(first term)
Time in office
(total)
Age at retirement
(last term)
Date of death Longevity
1 De Geer, Louis Gerhard Louis Gerhard De Geer 18 July 1818(18 July 1818) 57 years, 246 days 3 years,  78 days 60 years, 323 days 24 September 1896 78 years,  68 days
2 Almqvist, LudvigLudvig Almqvist 4 January 1818(4 January 1818) 61 years, 153 days 318 days 62 years, 102 days 26 August 1884 66 years, 235 days
3 von Steyern, NilsNils von Steyern 29 December 1839(29 December 1839) 40 years, 112 days 7 years, 293 days 48 years,  39 days 27 May 1899 59 years, 149 days
4 Bergström, AxelAxel Bergström 20 August 1823(20 August 1823) 64 years, 170 days 235 days 65 years,  39 days 23 August 1893 70 years,   3 days
5 Örbom, AxelAxel Örbom 29 July 1836(29 July 1836) 52 years,  61 days 244 days 52 years, 305 days 30 May 1889 52 years, 305 days
6 Östergren, AugustAugust Östergren 28 May 1832(28 May 1832) 57 years,  15 days 6 year, 238 days 63 years, 253 days 22 October 1914 82 years, 147 days
7 Annerstedt, LudvigLudvig Annerstedt 7 August 1836(7 August 1836) 59 years, 182 days 5 years, 303 days 65 years, 120 days 20 November 1904 68 years, 105 days
8 Hammarskjöld, HjalmarHjalmar Hammarskjöld 4 February 1862(4 February 1862) 39 years, 304 days 212 days 40 years, 151 days 12 October 1953 91 years, 250 days
9 Berger, OssianOssian Berger 13 February 1849(13 February 1849) 53 years, 142 days 3 years,  28 days 56 years, 170 days 28 December 1914 65 years, 318 days
10 Berg, GustafGustaf Berg 25 February 1844(25 February 1844) 61 years, 158 days 97 days 61 years, 255 days 12 April 1908 64 years,  47 days
11 Staff, KarlKarl Staaff 21 January 1860(21 January 1860) 45 years, 290 days 203 days 46 years, 128 days 4 October 1915 55 years, 256 days
12 Petersson, AlbertAlbert Petersson 7 April 1851(7 April 1851) 55 years,  52 days 5 years, 131 days 60 years, 183 days 11 March 1938 86 years, 338 days
13 Sandström, GustafGustaf Sandström 11 March 1865(11 March 1865) 46 years, 210 days 2 years, 133 days 48 years, 343 days 3 May 1930 65 years,  53 days
14 Hasselrot, BerndtBerndt Hasselrot 23 March 1862(23 March 1862) 51 years, 331 days 3 years,  41 days 55 years,   7 days 14 October 1930 68 years, 205 days
15 Stenberg, StenoSteno Stenberg 26 June 1870(26 June 1870) 46 years, 277 days 203 days 47 years, 115 days 1 November 1940 70 years, 128 days
16 Löfgren, ElielEliel Löfgren 15 March 1872(15 March 1872) 45 years, 218 days 2 years, 143 days 47 years, 361 days 8 April 1940 68 years,  24 days
17 Undén, ÖstenÖsten Undén 25 August 1886(25 August 1886) 33 years, 198 days 112 days 33 years, 310 days 14 January 1974 87 years, 142 days
18 Åkerman, AssarAssar Åkerman 28 October 1860(28 October 1860) 59 years, 246 days 1 year,  307 days 62 years, 173 days 7 October 1936 75 years, 345 days
19 Ekeberg, BirgerBirger Ekeberg 10 August 1880(10 August 1880) 478 days 2 years, 183 days 44 years,  69 days 30 November 1968 88 years, 112 days
20 Nothin, TorstenTorsten Nothin 16 February 1884(16 February 1884) 40 years, 245 days 1 year,  232 days 42 years, 111 days 1 March 1972 88 years,  14 days
21 Thyrén, JohanJohan Thyrén 6 April 1861(6 April 1861) 65 years,  62 days 2 years, 117 days 67 years, 179 days 4 May 1933 72 years,  28 days
22 Bissmark, GeorgGeorg Bissmark 7 February 1871(7 February 1871) 57 years, 238 days 1 year,  248 days 59 years, 120 days 13 December 1941 70 years, 309 days
23 Gärde, NatanaelNatanael Gärde 27 July 1880(27 July 1880) 49 years, 315 days 2 years, 109 days 52 years,  59 days 28 January 1968 87 years, 185 days
24 Schlyter, KarlKarl Schlyter 21 December 1879(21 December 1879) 52 years, 278 days 3 years, 269 days 56 years, 181 days 25 December 1959 80 years,   4 days
25 Bergquist, ThorwaldThorwald Bergquist 1 December 1899(1 December 1899) 36 years, 201 days 2 years,  71 days 45 years, 242 days 3 December 1972 73 years,   2 days
26 Westman, Karl GustafKarl Gustaf Westman 18 August 1876(18 August 1876) 60 years, 41 days 6 years, 335 days 67 years,  11 days 24 January 1944 67 years, 159 days
27 Zetterberg, HermanHerman Zetterberg 1 July 1904(1 July 1904) 41 years,  30 days 12 years,  61 days 53 years,  91 days 18 March 1963 58 years, 260 days
28 Lindell, IngvarIngvar Lindell 23 August 1904(23 August 1904) 53 years,  39 days 2 years,  60 days 55 years,  99 days 8 February 1993 88 years, 169 days
29 Kling, HermanHerman Kling 12 July 1913(12 July 1913) 46 years, 142 days 9 years, 317 days 56 years,  94 days 16 June 1985 71 years, 339 days
30 Geijer, LennartLennart Geijer 14 September 1909(14 September 1909) 60 years,  30 days 6 years, 360 days 67 years,  24 days 16 June 1999 89 years, 275 days
31 Romanus, SvenSven Romanus 19 January 1906(19 January 1906) 70 years, 263 days 3 years,   4 days 73 years, 266 days 30 April 2005 99 years, 101 days
32 Winberg, HåkanHåkan Winberg 30 July 1931(30 July 1931) 48 years,  74 days 1 year,  205 days 49 years, 279 days Living 84 years,  23 days (Living)
33 Petri, Carl AxelCarl Axel Petri 12 August 1929(12 August 1929) 51 years, 266 days 1 years,  156 days 53 years, 57 days Living 86 years,  10 days (Living)
34 Rainer, OveOve Rainer 14 September 1925(14 September 1925) 57 years,  24 days 1 year,  33 days 58 years,  57 days 27 January 1987 61 years, 135 days
35 Wickbom, StenSten Wickbom 14 March 1931(14 March 1931) 52 years, 246 days 3 years, 338 days 56 years, 219 days Living 84 years, 161 days (Living)
36 Leijon, Anna-Greta Anna-Greta Leijon 30 June 1939(30 June 1939) 48 years, 111 days 232 days 48 years, 343 days Living 76 years,  53 days (Living)
37 Peterson, Thage G. Thage G. Peterson 24 September 1933(24 September 1933) 54 years, 257 days 115 days 55 years,   6 days Living 81 years, 332 days (Living)
38 Freivalds, LailaLaila Freivalds 22 June 1942(22 June 1942) 46 years, 104 days 8 years, 350 days 58 years,  91 days Living 73 years,  61 days (Living)
39 Hellsvik, Gun Gun Hellsvik 27 September 1942(27 September 1942) 49 years,   7 days 3 years,   4 days 52 years, 10 days Living 72 years, 329 days (Living)
40 Bodström, Thomas Thomas Bodström 9 April 1962(9 April 1962) 38 years, 190 days 5 years, 355 days 44 years, 180 days Living 53 years, 135 days (Living)
41 Ask, BeatriceBeatrice Ask 20 April 1956(20 April 1956) 50 years, 169 days 7 years, 362 days 58 years, 166 days Living 59 years, 124 days (Living)
42 Johansson, MorganMorgan Johansson 14 May 1970(14 May 1970) 44 years, 142 days 323 days (Ongoing) Incumbent Living 45 years, 100 days (Living)

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