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Diplomatic Representation for Sweden

Foreign Embassies in the U.S. and Their Ambassadors
Office of the Chief of Protocol
September 12, 2013

(From first published Diplomatic List – Nov. 1893)




June 1, 1889 Listed as Sweden and Norway
A.Grip, E.E. and M.P.
December 1905 List Listed as Sweden
December 5, 1906 A. Ekengren, Charge d’Affaires a.i.
March 1907 List Herman de Lagercrantz, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
April 24, 1907 E.E. and M.P.
February 4, 1911 Count Albert Enrensvard, E.E. and M.P.
(Minister removed from Dec. 1911 List)
August 14, 1911 W. A. F. Ekengren, Charge d'Affaires (NOT a.i.)
April 23, 1912 W. A. F. Ekengren, E.E. and M.P.
(DIED - November 26, 1920)
November 26, 1920 J. de Lagerberg, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
April 6, 1921 Captain Axel F. Wallenberg, E.E. and M.P.
February 1, 1926 Gustaf Weidel, Charge d'Affaires a.i.
February 9, 1926 W. Bostrom, E.E. and M.P.
October 16, 1945 Herman Eriksson, Appt. E.E. and M.P.
October 23, 1945 E.E. and M.P.
October 16, 1945 Herman Eriksson, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 23, 1945 Amb. E. and P.
October 8, 1948 Erik Boheman, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
October 20, 1948 Amb. E. and P.
July 2, 1958 Gunnar Valfrid Jarring, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
July 17, 1958 Amb. E. and P.
January 28, 1964 Hubert de Besche, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
February 11, 1964 Amb. E. and P.
September 13, 1972 Agreement requested for Yngve Moller
September 28, 1972 Agrement approved
June 5, 1973 NOMINATION WITHDRAWN - Amb-designate assigned to another post
January 8, 1973 Leif Leifland, Minister, Charge d'Affaires ad interim
May 9, 1974 Count Wilhelm Wachtmeister, Appt. Amb. E. and P.
June 5, 1974 Amb. E. and P
June 3, 1989 Anders Thunborg, Appt
August 3, 1989 Amb E and P.
February 4, 1993 Henrik SihverLiljegren, appt
April 14, 1993 Amb E. and P.
September 7, 1997 Rolf Ekeus, Appt.
September 8, 1997 Ambassador E. and P.
September 1, 2000 Jan Kenneth Eliasson, Appt.
September 5, 2000 Amb. E. and P.
September 7, 2005 Gunnar Wiggo Lund, Appt.
October 3, 2005 Amb. E. and P.
August 29, 2007 Sven Jonas Hafstroem, Appt.
September 19, 2007 Amb. E. and P.
September 12, 2013 Bjoern Olof Lyrvall, Appt.
September 17, 2013 Amb. E. and P.


Special Terms*
[Amb.] E.E. and M.P.= Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary
[Charge d'Affaires] a.i.= ad interim
Amb. E. & P. = Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

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