Fritiof Domö

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Fritiof Domö
Personal details
Born(1889-08-30)30 August 1889
Died23 November 1961(1961-11-23) (aged 72)
Political partyModerate Party
SpouseEllen Carlsson
ParentKarl Johan Alfred Gustafsson Augusta Johansdotter

Johan Fritiof Domö (30 August 1889 – 23 November 1961) was a

Minister of Commerce and Industry 1939–1941 and Minister of Communications (Transport) 1944–1945.[1] He was the governor of Skaraborg County
between 1951 and 1956.

Early life

Fritiof Domö was born in Hakarp as Fritiof Gustafsson, he was the son of the landlord Karl Johan Gustafsson and his wife Augusta Johansdotter. He studied in Huskvarna and interned as several farmhouses and did self-studies.[2][3]

In 1913, he owned his own farmhouse, in Åsen outside of Jönköping and from 1918 in Domö. In 1917, he became active in the municipality politics and in 1922 he became a member of the Skaraborgs läns hushållningssällskaps förvaltningsutskott.[3]

Political career

From 1928, Domö was a member of the first chamber, electer by the constituent of Skaraborg, and in the Riksdag he became known as a politicians that did many motions and he was also known as a knowledged farming expert. In 1933 he became a suppleant in the special committee for crisis politics, he participated in the investigations by the Riksdag in 1938 for farming.[3]

In 1935, he became the vice chairman of the Rights national association. And from 1936 in the group leader of the first chamber. As a leader he mentioned the "Jew-problem" and supported a restrictive Swedish refugee policy.[4]

In 1939, the

Minister of Commerce and Industry.[3]

Right leader

After professor Gösta Bagge had announced that he intended to resign as the leader of the Moderate Party Domö became the strongest candidate to replace him. Many supported his rival Martin Skoglund but he refused to run. Between 1946 and 1949 he was the group leader of the first chamber.[3]

Personal life

Domö married Ellen Carlsson in 1915 and the couple got two daughters.[2]


  1. ^ "Partihistorik". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Alla resultat för Hanna Gustafsson Hakeman av Alla samlingar". Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Högerns historia – Marschen mot makten". Populär Historia. 2 February 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  4. ^ Socialist – Citat Retrieved 25 September 2015

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