Axel Gjöres

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Axel Gjöres
Minister of Commerce and Industry
In office
Minister of Supply
In office
Prime MinisterPer Albin Hansson
Preceded byHerman Eriksson
Succeeded byGunnar Sträng
Personal details
Social Democratic Party
Alma materStockholm School of Economics

Axel Gjöres (1889–1979) was a Swedish

minister of commerce and industry
between 1947 and 1948.

Early life and education

Gjöres was born in Smedjebacken, Dalarna, 1889.[1] In 1905 he joined a social democratic youth club in his hometown.[1] He graduated from Brunnsvik Folk High School in 1909 and attended Stockholm School of Economics between 1917 and 1919.[2] He continued his studies in England.[2] There he studied the methods used in the cooperatives.[3]


Gjöres began to work as a newspaper editor in 1918 which he held the until 1933.[2] In the period 1920–1931 he was also the editor of Kooperatören, a magazine published by the Swedish Cooperative Society.[2] He served as the chairman of the board in the Consumer Co-operative Union between 1926 and 1938.[4] From 1938 to 1941 he was acting director general of the Swedish Board of Trade.[2]

Gjöres was appointed

minister of commerce and industry in 1947.[1] However, he resigned from the post next year.[8]

Then Gjöres served as the director general of the Swedish Board of Trade in the period 1948–1954.[1] He was also a member of the Swedish parliament from 1943 to 1950.[1] Between 1945 and 1957 he was the chairman of the Nordic Association.[1]


Gjöres died in Västerleds in 1979.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Axel Gjöres – den förste efterkrigsordföranden" (in Swedish). TAM Arkiv. Archived from the original on 21 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biografisk notis / Gjöres, Axel" (in Swedish). KF. Archived from the original on 23 September 2020. Retrieved 8 January 2022.
  3. OCLC 287421
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