Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs

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Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs of Sweden
Ecklesiastikminister
Lesser coat of arms of Sweden
Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation16 May 1840
First holderAlbrecht Elof Ihre
Final holderOlof Palme
Abolished31 December 1967
Superseded byMinister for Education

The Minister of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs[1] (Swedish: Ecklesiastikminister) was a member of the government of Sweden. The minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs was the head of the Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs from 1840 to 1967 which handled matters concerning the church, education, science, culture, medical and general health care as well as poorhouses.[2] The minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs became the minister for education on 1 January 1968.

History

The Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs was established in 1840 and Albrecht Elof Ihre became the first minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs. The head of the ministry bore the official title "cabinet minister and the head of the royal ministry of education and ecclesiastical affairs", but in everyday speech was usually called the minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs.[3] In the early 1900s, other officials at the ministry were: one director general for administrative affairs (expeditionschef), three deputy directors (kansliråd) and director (byråchef), six administrative officers (kanslisekreterare), a registrar and a number of amanuenses (extra ordinary officials).[3]

The Ministry of Education and Ecclesiastical Affairs became the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs on 1 January 1968 and thus the position of minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs became the minister for education. Olof Palme became the last minister of education and ecclesiastical affairs on 31 December 1967 and the first minister of education on 1 January 1968.

List of officeholders

Color key

  Independent
Historical parties:   Lantmanna   Moderate   National Party   

Liberals
  
Liberals
  Liberals   
Liberals

Present parties:   Social Democrats   Moderate   Centre   Left   Liberals   Christian Democrats   Green   Sweden Democrats

1840–1967

Portrait Minister
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Albrecht Elof Ihre
Albrecht Elof Ihre
(1797–1877)
16 May 184029 December 18422 years, 227 daysIndependentCharles XIV John
 
Samuel Grubbe
Samuel Grubbe
(1786–1853)
Acting
[4]
10 September 184029 December 18422 years, 110 daysIndependentCharles XIV John
 
Christopher Isac Heurlin
Christopher Isac Heurlin
(1786–1860)
[5]
29 December 184218 May 18441 year, 141 daysIndependentCharles XIV John
 
Fredrik Otto Silfverstolpe
Fredrik Otto Silfverstolpe
(1795–1882)
18 May 184410 April 18483 years, 328 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Paulus Genberg
Paulus Genberg
(1811–1875)
[6]
10 April 18482 April 18523 years, 358 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Henrik Reuterdahl
Henrik Reuterdahl
(1795–1870)
[7]
3 April 18529 March 18552 years, 340 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Lars Anton Anjou
Lars Anton Anjou
(1803–1884)
[8]
9 March 185529 January 18593 years, 326 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Henning Hamilton
Henning Hamilton
(1814–1886)
[9]
29 January 18592 November 18601 year, 278 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Carl Johan Thyselius
Carl Johan Thyselius
(1811–1891)
2 November 18601 August 18632 years, 272 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson
Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson
(1811–1887)
[10]
1 August 18633 June 18706 years, 306 daysIndependentOscar I
 
Gunnar Wennerberg
Gunnar Wennerberg
(1817–1901)
3 June 187011 May 18754 years, 342 daysIndependent
Charles XV
Oscar II
 
Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson
Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson
(1811–1887)
[10]
11 May 18751 November 18783 years, 174 daysIndependentDe Geer II
De Geer III
 
Carl Gustaf Malmström
Carl Gustaf Malmström
(1822–1912)
[11]
1 November 187827 August 18801 year, 300 daysIndependentPosse
 
Carl Hammarskjöld
Carl Hammarskjöld
(1838–1898)
[12]
27 August 18806 February 18887 years, 163 daysIndependentThyselius
Themptander
 
Gunnar Wennerberg
Gunnar Wennerberg
(1817–1901)
6 February 18886 November 18913 years, 273 daysModerate

LantmannaM
G. Bildt
Åkerhielm
Boström I
 
Gustaf Gilljam
Gustaf Gilljam
(1832–1908)
[13]
6 November 189122 June 18986 years, 228 daysIndependentLantmannaMBoström I
 
Nils Claëson
Nils Claëson
(1848–1910)
[14]
22 June 18985 July 19024 years, 13 daysIndependentMLantmannavon Otter
 
Carl von Friesen
Carl von Friesen
(1846–1905)
[15]
5 July 190210 June 19052 years, 340 daysIndependentMLantmannaBoström II
Ramstedt
 
Karl Husberg
Karl Husberg
(1854–1928)
[16]
19 June 19052 August 190544 daysIndependentMLantmannaRamstedt
 
L
Lundeberg
 
Liberals
Staaf I
 
Hugo Hammarskjöld
Hugo Hammarskjöld
(1845–1937)
[19]
29 May 190611 June 19093 years, 13 daysNational Progress PartyMLantmannaFörsta kammarens moderata partiNational Progress PartyLindman I
 
Elof Lindström
Elof Lindström
(1863–1924)
[20]
11 June 19097 October 19112 years, 118 daysIndependentMLantmannaFörsta kammarens moderata partiNational Progress PartyLindman I
 
Liberals
Staaf II
 
Karl Gustaf Westman
Karl Gustaf Westman
(1876–1944)
17 February 191430 March 19173 years, 41 daysNational PartyHammarskjöld
 
Electoral League–National Party
Swartz
 
Edén
 
Branting I
 
Bengt J:son Bergqvist
Bengt J:son Bergqvist
(1860–1936)
[23]
27 October 192013 October 1921351 daysIndependentDe Geer
von Sydow
 
Branting II
 
Electoral League
Trygger
 
Branting II
 
L–L
Ekman I
 
Electoral League
Lindman II
 
Liberals
Ekman II
 
Arthur Engberg
Arthur Engberg
(1888–1944)
[25]
24 September 193219 June 19363 years, 269 daysSocial DemocratsHansson I
 
Tor Andræ
Tor Andræ
(1885–1947)
19 June 193628 September 1936101 daysIndependentPehrsson-Bramstorp
 
Hansson II
 
Hansson III
 
Hansson III
 
Hansson IV
 
Erlander I
 
Erlander I
 
C
Erlander II
 
Ragnar Edenman
Ragnar Edenman
(1914–1998)
31 October 195729 September 19679 years, 333 daysSocial DemocratsErlander III
 
Olof Palme
Olof Palme
(1927–1968)
[28]
29 September 196731 December 196793 daysSocial DemocratsErlander III

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