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Ulf Adelsohn (born 4 October 1941) is a Swedish politician, leader of the Moderate Party from 1981 to 1986.

Mayor of Stockholm 1976-1979. Minister of Communications in the centre-right government of Thorbjörn Fälldin from 1979 to 1981, party leader of Moderate Party from 1981 to 1986 and Governor of Stockholm County from 1992 to 2001.

Currently he is chairman of the board for SJ, the Swedish railways. In 2005 he decided to stand for election for Stockholm City Council again, declaring himself to be a candidate for Speaker of the Council. His candidacy was however withdrawn before the elections in 2006.

He is married to Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, who is the current Minister for Culture, 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.

He has been the chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Conservative and Liberal Students.

Ulf Adelsohn is a descendant of Jacob Johan Anckarström, who assassinated King Gustav III at a masquerade ball in 1792.

Party political offices
Preceded by
Gösta Bohman
Leader of the Swedish Moderate Party
Succeeded by
Carl Bildt
Political offices
Preceded by
Lennart Sandgren
Governor of Stockholm County
Succeeded by
Mats Hellström
Preceded by
John-Olof Persson
Mayor of Stockholm
1976 – 1979
Succeeded by
John-Olof Persson


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