|Born||8 July 1909|
|Died||24 November 1987 (aged 78)|
Anna Britta Vickhoff
|Part of |
Gunnar Edvard Heckscher (8 July 1909 – 24 November 1987) was a Swedish political scientist and leader of the Rightist Party (Högerpartiet), which later became the Moderate Party.
Heckscher was born in
PhD 1934, the same year he married Anna Britta Vickhoff. He lectured in political science at Uppsala between 1933 and 1941 and at what later became Stockholm University between 1941 and 1948. He was Dean of the Social Institute of Stockholm1945–1954. He became a professor in 1948 and worked at both the Social Institute and at Stockholm University.
Heckscher was a member of the
After having been deputy chairman, Heckscher was elected leader of the party in 1961 and served until 1965. He was an early supporter of Swedish membership of the
European Community. He was later the Swedish ambassador to India from 1965 to 1970 and Japan from 1970 to 1975.
In 1987, he was awarded the Illis quorum.
Heckscher died in Uppsala on 24 November 1987 and is buried at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm. One of his sons is Sten Heckscher, Social Democratic politician and later National Police Commissioner.
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- OCLC 70824653.
- ^ Store norske leksikon(in Norwegian Bokmål), retrieved 2022-05-20
- ^ "Regeringens belöningsmedaljer och regeringens utmärkelse: Professors namn". Regeringskansliet (in Swedish). January 2006. Archived from the original on 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2022-05-18.
- ^ "Heckscher, Gunnar Edvard". Sveriges dödbok 1901–2009 (in Swedish) (DVD-ROM 5.00 ed.). Sveriges Släktforskarförbund. 2010.
- ^ "Heckscher, GUNNAR EDVARD". www.svenskagravar.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2022-05-20.
- 1909 births
- 1987 deaths
- Ambassadors of Sweden to India
- Ambassadors of Sweden to Japan
- Ambassadors of Sweden to South Korea
- Leaders of the Moderate Party
- Members of the Riksdag
- Swedish people of Jewish descent
- Academic staff of Stockholm University
- Swedish political scientists
- Uppsala University alumni
- Recipients of the Illis quorum
- 20th-century political scientists