Thage G. Peterson
Carl XVI Gustaf
|Preceded by||Ingemund Bengtsson|
|Succeeded by||Ingegerd Troedsson|
|Minister of Defence|
7 October 1994 – 1 February 1997
|Prime Minister||Ingvar Carlsson |
|Preceded by||Anders Björck|
|Succeeded by||Björn von Sydow|
|Born||24 September 1933|
|Awards||Illis quorum |
Peterson was one of the leading Swedish Social Democrats in the 1980s and 1990s. He was a member of parliament from 1971 to 1998, its speaker from 1988 to 1991, and served in several ministerial posts from 1975 to 1976, 1982 to 1988 and 1994 to 1998, most notably as
Peterson was born on 24 September 1933 in Berg, Kronoberg County, Sweden, the son of Edvin Peterson, a churchwarden, and his wife Martina (née Jonasson). He worked as an agricultural labourer from 1947 to 1951 and graduated from the South Swedish School of Social Work in Lund in 1957.
Peterson worked as a municipal accountant from 1957 to 1958 and at the National Organization of People's Hall Societies (Folkets Husföreningarnas Riksorganisation) from 1958 to 1964. He worked as national secretary and vice chairman of the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League from 1964 to 1967, as head of the People's Hall and CEO of the National Organization of People's Hall Societies from 1967 to 1971.
Peterson was first elected a member of parliament in 1971. He first served as
Peterson was chairman of the
Peterson was a member of the
In 1962, Peterson married Marion Karlsson (born 1935), the daughter of Thure Karlsson and Lisa (née Johansson).
Awards and decorations
- Peterson, Thage G. (2021). Elin i mitt liv: om Elin Wägner och mitt unga jag : ett axplock ur våra möten [Elin in my life: about Elin Wägner and my young self: a selection from our meetings] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Carlssons.
- Peterson, Thage G. (2006). En bok om Rönneberga [A book about Rönneberga] (in Swedish). Lidingö: Rönneberga kursgård.
- Peterson, Thage G. (2002). Olof Palme som jag minns honom [Olof Palme as I remember him] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Bonnier.
- Peterson, Thage G. (2000). Resan till Berg: ska hela Sverige leva? : en tidsresa [The journey to Berg: should all of Sweden live? : a time travel] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Bonnier.
- Peterson, Thage G. (1999). Resan mot Mars: anteckningar och minnen [The Journey to Mars: Notes and Memories] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Bonnier.
- "Thage G Peterson". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 22 September 2010.
- "Regeringens belöningsmedaljer och regeringens utmärkelse: Professors namn". Regeringskansliet (in Swedish). January 2006. Archived from the original on 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2022-05-18.