Minister for Finance (Sweden)

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.

Minister for Finance
Statsråd och chef för finansdepartementet
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Incumbent
Mikael Damberg

since 30 November 2021
Ministry of Finance
Member ofThe Government
SeatStockholm, Sweden
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
serves at the discretion of the Prime Minister
Formation16 May 1840
First holderJohan Didrik af Wingård
DeputyState Secretary for Finance
Websitewww.sweden.gov.se/sb/d/2062

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

List of officeholdersEdit

Color key

  Independent  
Historical parties:   Lantmanna     Moderate     National Party     Liberal     Liberal     Liberal     Liberal  
Present parties:   Social Democrat     Moderate     Centre     Left     Liberal     Christian Democrat     Green     Sweden Democrat  

Status

  Denotes acting Minister for Finance

Minister for Finance 1840–1976Edit

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

Portrait Minister for Finance
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 Kjell-Olof Feldt
(born 1931)
[1]
1 January 198315 February 19907 years, 45 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPPalme II
Carlsson I
 Odd Engström
(1941–1998)
Acting
[1]
15 February 199027 February 199012 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPCarlsson I
 Allan Larsson
(born 1938)
[1]
27 February 19904 October 19911 year, 219 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPCarlsson II
 Anne Wibble
(1943–2000)
[1]
4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 daysLiberalMCLKDC. Bildt
 Göran Persson
(born 1949)
[1]
7 October 199422 March 19961 year, 167 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPCarlsson III
 Erik Åsbrink
(born 1947)
[1]
22 March 199612 April 19993 years, 21 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPPersson
 Bosse Ringholm
(born 1942)
[1]
12 April 199931 October 20045 years, 202 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPPersson
 Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
31 October 20046 October 20061 year, 340 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPPersson
 Anders Borg
(born 1968)
6 October 20063 October 20147 years, 362 daysModerateMCLKDReinfeldt
 Magdalena Andersson
(born 1967)
3 October 201430 November 20217 years, 58 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPMPLöfven I-
II-
III
 Mikael Damberg
(born 1970)
30 November 2021Incumbent258 daysSocial DemocratS/SAPAndersson

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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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