| Gunnar Heckscher |
(politician, academic, diplomat)
|Born||8 July 1909|
|Died||24 November 1987 (Age 78)|
|Alma mater||Uppsala University|
|Children|| • Sten Heckscher|
• Ivar Heckscher
• Einar Heckscher
• Eva Heckscher
• David Heckscher
Chairman of the Preparedness Committee for Psychological Defense. Attended the 1962 Bilderberg as Leader of the (later) Swedish Moderate Party.
Heckscher was born in Djursholm, son of economist Eli Heckscher and writer and teacher Ebba Heckscher. He graduated from Uppsala University in 1927 and obtained a PhD 1934, the same year he married Anna Britta Vickhoff. He lectured in political science at Uppsala between 1933 and 1941 and at what later became Stockholm University between 1941 and 1948. He was Dean of the Social Institute of Stockholm 1945–1954. He became a professor in 1948 and worked at both the Social Institute and at Stockholm University.
From the 1940s onwards, he was part of several government commissions and investigations. He was part of the board of the Swedish Institute 1948–1952, and in 1954 also became its chairman, a post he held until 1957. He was 1954–1959 chairman of the Preparedness Committee for Psychological Defense.
After having been deputy chairman, Heckscher was elected leader of the party in 1961 and served until 1965. He was an early supporter of Swedish membership of the European Community. He was later the Swedish ambassador to India from 1965 to 1970 and Japan from 1970 to 1975.
Heckscher died in Uppsala on 24 November 1987 and is buried at Skogskyrkogården in Stockholm. One of his sons is Sten Heckscher, Social Democratic politician and later National Police Commissioner.
Event Participated in
|Bilderberg/1962||18 May 1962||20 May 1962||Sweden|
|The 11th Bilderberg meeting and the first one in Sweden.|
- Heckscher, Gunnar i Vem är det (1985)
- Findlay, Ronald; Nurkse, Ragnar; Henriksson, Rolf G. H.; Lindgren, Håkan; Lundahl, Mats, eds. (2006). Eli Heckscher, international trade, and economic history. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. pp. 481–482. ISBN 978-0-262-27264-3.
- Stockholm: Gunnar Heckscher, Per Holm". Great cities of the world: their government, politics and planning. William Alexander Robson (Revised ed.). London: Routledge. 2013. ISBN 978-1-135-67240-9
- Sten Lewenhaupt: Svenska högre ämbetsmän från 1634 (P.A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag, Stockholm 1961), s. 173
- "Heckscher, Gunnar Edvard". Sveriges dödbok 1901–2009 (in svenska) (DVD-ROM 5.00 ed.). Sveriges Släktforskarförbund. 2010.
- Tvåkammarriksdagen 1867-1970: ledamöter och valkretsar. Anders Norberg, Andreas Tjerneld, Björn Asker. Stockholm: Sveriges riksdag. 1985. ISBN 9789122012863.