Thorbjörn Fälldin

Swedish 20th century prime minister

Nils Olof Thorbjörn Fälldin (24 April 1926 – 23 July 2016) was a Swedish politician.[1]

Thorbjörn Fälldin
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Thorbjörn Fälldin (1967)
27th Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
8 October 1976 – 18 October 1978
(2 years, 10 days)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyPer Ahlmark (1976–1978)
Ingemar Mundebo (1978)
Preceded byOlof Palme
Succeeded byOla Ullsten
In office
12 October 1979 – 2 October 1982
(2 years, 355 days)
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyIngemar Mundebo (1979–1980)
Ola Ullsten (1980–1982)
Preceded byOla Ullsten
Succeeded byOlof Palme
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1971 – 8 October 1976
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byGunnar Hedlund
Succeeded byOlof Palme
Personal details
Born(1926-04-24)24 April 1926
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Died23 July 2016(2016-07-23) (aged 90)
Högsjö, Ångermanland, Sweden
Political partyCentre Party
Spouse(s)Solveig Fälldin
ProfessionFarmer

He was the Prime Minister of Sweden in three times, but in different terms. First was from 1976 to 1982, and leader of the Swedish Centre Party from 1971 to 1985.[1] On his first appointment in 1976, he was the first non-Social Democrat Prime Minister for forty years and the first since the 1930s not to have worked as a professional politician since his teens.

Fälldin died at his farm in Högsjö, Ångermanland on 23 July 2016, aged 90.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kari Marklund, ed. (1992). "Fälldin, Thorbjörn". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). 7. Höganäs: Bokförlaget Bra Böcker. ISBN 91-7133-426-2. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. "Former Swedish Leader Thorbjorn Falldin Dies". Wall Street Journal.com. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2016.