Ulf Adelsohn

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Ulf Adelsohn
Adelsohn in 2010
Governor of Stockholm County
In office
Preceded byLennart Sandgren
Succeeded byMats Hellström
Leader of the Moderate Party
In office
25 October 1981 – 23 August 1986
Preceded byGösta Bohman
Succeeded byCarl Bildt
Minister of Communications (Transport)
In office
12 October 1979 – 5 May 1981
Preceded byAnitha Bondestam
Succeeded byClaes Elmstedt
Mayor of Stockholm
In office
Preceded byJohn-Olof Persson
Succeeded byJohn-Olof Persson
Personal details
Born (1941-10-04) 4 October 1941 (age 81)
Stockholm, Sweden
Political partyModerate Party
(m. 1981)
EducationStockholm University

Ulf Adelsohn (born 4 October 1941) is a

Governor of Stockholm County from 1992 to 2001. He was a member of the Riksdag from 1982 to 1988[1] and served as Chairman of the Board of SJ AB 2001–2011, from where he resigned due to quarrels with the Reinfeldt cabinet
on its railway deregulation policies.

Political career

Adelsohn studied law at

Candidate of Law degree in 1968. He was the chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Conservative and Liberal Students, opposed the occupation of the Student Union Building in Stockholm in 1968 and was a co-founder of Borgerliga Studenter – Opposition '68
later in the same year.

Adelsohn became the chairman of the

Governor of Stockholm County from 1992 to 2001.[2] Adelsohn was party leader of the Moderate Party from 1981 to 1986, the second largest party (after the dominant Social Democrats) and was thus the leader of the main opposition party in the 1985 election

From 2001 to 2011 was he chairman of the board for

City Council
again, declaring himself to be a candidate for Speaker of the Council. His candidacy was however withdrawn before the elections in 2006.

Personal life

Adelsohn was born in

Polish Jews
and his mother was of Swedish descent. On the side of his mother, he is a descendant (great-great-great-great-grandson) of
Gustav III who was convicted for regicide
and executed.

He is married to Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, who was the Minister for Culture in the Reinfeldt cabinet, and has two children, Erik and Ebba. An avid supporter of Djurgårdens IF, he was at one point chairman of the club's ice hockey department.[4]


  1. ^ Ulf Adelsohn (M). "Ulf Adelsohn (M)". Riksdagen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  2. ^ Malin Eijde: Ulf Adelsohn är glad över att vara svensk Folkbladet.se, 4 October 2011
  3. ^ Kungl. Vitterhets, historie och antikvitets akademiens ĺrsbok. 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  4. ^ "Historia – 1970–1979". difhockey.se (in Swedish). Djurgårdens IF Hockey. Archived from the original on 27 December 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2010.

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Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Swedish Moderate Party
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Governor of Stockholm County
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mayor of Stockholm

Succeeded by