Torsten Nilsson

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Torsten Nilsson
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Nilsson, circa 1966.
30th Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
19 September 1962 – 30 June 1971
Preceded by Östen Undén
Succeeded by Krister Wickman
Minister for Social Affairs
In office
22 March 1957 – 19 September 1962
Preceded by John Ericsson
Succeeded by Sven Aspling
Minister for Defence
In office
1 October 1951 – 22 March 1957
Preceded by Allan Vougt
Succeeded by Sven Andersson
15th Minister for Communications
In office
31 July 1945 – 1 October 1951
Preceded by Fritiof Domö
Succeeded by Sven Andersson
Personal details
Born Harald Torsten Leonard Nilsson
(1905-04-01)April 1, 1905
Nevishög, Sweden
Died December 14, 1997(1997-12-14) (aged 92)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Political party Swedish Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Vera Edit Ingeborg Månsson.
Children 2
Profession Politician

Harald Torsten Leonard Nilsson (1 April 1905 in Nevishög – 14 December 1997 in Stockholm) was a Swedish Social Democratic politician.[1] He served as Minister for Defence from 1951 to 1957, and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 1962 to 1971. Nilsson also served as Minister of Social Affairs and Minister of Communications.


  1. ^ "Torsten Nilsson". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Östen Undén
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Krister Wickman