Hjalmar Mehr

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Hjalmar Mehr
Carl XVI Gustaf
Preceded byAllan Nordenstam
Succeeded byGunnar Helén
Personal details
Born(1910-11-19)19 November 1910
Sankt Matteus församling
Died26 December 1979(1979-12-26) (aged 69)
Adelsö församling
Political partySocial Democrats
Liselotte Lina Meyer
(m. 1937)

Hjalmar Leo Mehr (19 November 1910 – 26 December 1979) was a

governor of Stockholm County (1971–1977). He promoted many radical socialist welfare state policies but is mostly remembered and criticized for the redevelopment of Norrmalm, where a significant part of the old Stockholm was demolished.[1][2]

In 1969, Mehr was elected president of the newly established Swedish Association of Local Authorities (Svenska Kommunförbundet), an association that existed from 1969 to 2007 (now the Swedish Association of Regions) to interact with the Riksdag of Sweden.

Mehr's parents, Sara and Bernhard Meyerowitch, were

1905 Russian Revolution fled to Sweden, where Hjalmar was born and named after Hjalmar Branting.[citation needed

A man sitting in a chair.
Hjalmar Mehr
Preceded by
created in 1969
President of the
Swedish Association of Local Authorities

Succeeded by
Inge Hörlén


  1. ^ Thomas Hall (1983). "City under Lex Norrmalm" (PDF) (in Swedish). Nordic Journal of Settlement History and Built Heritage. Retrieved 16 December 2022.
  2. ^ Daniel Suhonen (22 March 2010). "Mer av Mehr!" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 16 December 2022.