Minister of Commerce and Industry
|Minister of Supply|
|Prime Minister||Per Albin Hansson|
|Preceded by||Herman Eriksson|
|Succeeded by||Gunnar Sträng|
Social Democratic Party
|Alma mater||Stockholm School of Economics|
Axel Gjöres (1889–1979) was a Swedish
Early life and education
Gjöres was born in Smedjebacken, Dalarna, 1889. In 1905 he joined a social democratic youth club in his hometown. He graduated from Brunnsvik Folk High School in 1909 and attended Stockholm School of Economics between 1917 and 1919. He continued his studies in England. There he studied the methods used in the cooperatives.
Gjöres began to work as a newspaper editor in 1918 which he held the until 1933. In the period 1920–1931 he was also the editor of Kooperatören, a magazine published by the Swedish Cooperative Society. He served as the chairman of the board in the Consumer Co-operative Union between 1926 and 1938. From 1938 to 1941 he was acting director general of the Swedish Board of Trade.
Gjöres was appointed
Then Gjöres served as the director general of the Swedish Board of Trade in the period 1948–1954. He was also a member of the Swedish parliament from 1943 to 1950. Between 1945 and 1957 he was the chairman of the Nordic Association.
Gjöres died in Västerleds in 1979.
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