Björn Hamilton

Björn Axel Åke Malcolm Hamilton (born March 28, 1945) is a Swedish count, engineer and politician. He has been a member of the Swedish parliament for the Moderate Party since 2002, serving as a member of the Riksdag for Stockholm County from 2002 to 2010.

Count
Björn Hamilton
Member of the Riksdag
for Stockholm County
In office
2002–2010
Personal details
Born
Björn Axel Åke Malcolm Hamilton

(1945-03-28) March 28, 1945 (age 77)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
Alma materLund University
University of California, Berkeley

Early life and careerEdit

Hamilton was born in Gothenburg on March 28, 1945, the son of Björn Hamilton and Barbro Pauli. Hamilton's paternal grandfather is physician Axel Hamilton.[1] Hamilton graduated from Lund University in 1970, before gaining a Master of Science degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973. He subsequently worked as a consultant at Kjessler & Mannerstråle and Scandiaconsult, and was a business area manager for Statens Järnväger from 1984 until 1992.

Political careerEdit

Between 1992 and 2002, Hamilton was chairman of the municipal council of Danderyd, Stockholm County.[2] In 2002 he was elected as a member of the Riksdag for Stockholm County. During his tenure, he served as a member of the committees for transport (2003-2006), foreign affairs (2006-2007), the EU (2006–10) and nutrition (2007-2010). For several months in 2006 and 2007 he served as chairman of the EU committee following Göran Lennmarker's promotion to chairman of the foreign affairs committee.

Hamilton is currently the chairman of the Danderyd municipal council.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sveriges ridderskap och adelskalender. Årg. 105(2010). Riddarhusdirektionen. Stockholm: Riddarhusdirektionen. 2009. ISBN 978-9163351563. OCLC 938999683.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ huvudredaktör], [Ann Moen (2006). Vem är det 2007 : svensk biografisk handbok. Malmö: Nationalencyklopedin. ISBN 919751327X. OCLC 922927013.