Ingvar Carlsson

Gösta Ingvar Carlsson (born 9 November 1934) is a Swedish politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Sweden, first from 1986 to 1991 and again from 1994 to 1996.[1] He was leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1986 to 1996.[2][3] He is best known for leading Sweden into the European Union.

Ingvar Carlsson
Carlsson in 2010.
Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
7 October 1994  22 March 1996
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputyMona Sahlin
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Preceded byCarl Bildt
Succeeded byGöran Persson
In office
13 March 1986  4 October 1991
MonarchCarl XVI Gustaf
DeputySvante Lundkvist
Kjell-Olof Feldt
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Odd Engström
Preceded byOlof Palme
Succeeded byCarl Bildt
Leader of the Social Democratic Party
In office
3 March 1986  15 March 1996
Preceded byOlof Palme
Succeeded byGöran Persson
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
In office
8 October 1982  28 February 1986
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byOla Ullsten
Succeeded bySvante Lundkvist (Acting)
Minister for Housing
In office
1 January 1974  8 October 1976
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byElvy Olsson
Minister for Education
In office
14 October 1969  2 November 1973
Prime MinisterOlof Palme
Preceded byOlof Palme
Succeeded byBertil Zachrisson
Personal details
Born
Gösta Ingvar Carlsson

(1934-11-09) 9 November 1934 (age 86)
Borås, Sweden
Political partySocial Democratic
Spouse(s)Ingrid Carlsson
ResidenceTyresö, Sweden
Alma materLund University,
ProfessionBusiness economist
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Sweden
Branch/service Swedish Army

Carlsson was a member of the Riksdag from 1965 to 1996 representing the constituency of Stockholm County (until 1970 in the lower house). He served as Minister of Education from 1969 to 1973, as Minister of Housing in 1973 and again from 1974 to 1976, and as Minister of Environmental affairs from 1985 to 1986. He served as Deputy Prime Minister from 1982 to 1986, and assumed office as Prime Minister of Sweden upon the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.