Sven Andersson (politician)

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Sven Andersson

Sven Olof Morgan Andersson (5 April 1910 in Göteborg – 21 September 1987 in Stockholm) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician.[1] He served as Minister for Defence from 1957 to 1973, and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1973 to 1976. Andersson also served as Minister of Communications.

He was during this time as a prominent social democratic cabinet minister a strong anti-communist and defence hawk. He was a key player in the IB affair which became public knowledge in Sweden in 1973.


  1. ^ "Sven Andersson". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 May 2011. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Krister Wickman
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Karin Söder