Carl Persson

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National Police Commissioner Carl Persson, Per-Gunnar Vinge from the Swedish Security Service and public prosecutor Lars Ringberg examines part of the Nazi organization's seized weapons store in 1965.

Carl Johan Gunnar Persson (14 December 1919 – 6 November 2014) was a Swedish jurist and politician. Persson served as the National Police Commissioner of the Swedish Police Authority from 1964 to 1978.[1] His highest profile investigations during his tenure as National Police Commissioner included the hijacking of Scandinavian Airlines System Flight 130 to Bulltofta Airport in 1972, the Norrmalmstorg robbery in 1973, and the West German Embassy siege by the Red Army Faction in 1975.[2]

Persson also served as the Governor of Halland County from 1978 to 1979 and the Governor of the former county of Gothenburg and Bohus from 1979 until 1980.

He published his memoirs, Utan omsvep in 1990.[2]

Persson died on 6 November 2014, at the age of 94.

Personal life[edit]

In 1943, he married Kerstin "Titti" Holmdahl (born 1919), the daughter of chief physician Carl Holmdahl and Ida (née Björck).[3] He had four children.[2]


  • Persson, Carl G.; Sundelin, Anders (1990). Utan omsvep: ett liv i maktens centrum (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. ISBN 91-1-893462-5. LIBRIS 7155256.
  • Persson, Carl G.; Sundelin, Anders (1991). Utan omsvep: ett liv i maktens centrum (in Swedish) (New ed.). Stockholm: PAN/Norstedt. ISBN 91-1-919101-4. LIBRIS 7156024.


  1. ^ Rundkvist, Fredrik (2014-11-07). "Förre rikspolischefen Carl Persson är död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 2014-11-30.
  2. ^ a b c "F d rikspolischefen Carl Persson död". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). TT. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-30.
  3. ^ Salander Mortensen, Jill, ed. (1996). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1997 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1997] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Norstedt. p. 893. ISBN 91-1-960852-7. LIBRIS 3681533.
Civic offices
Preceded by
National Police Commissioner
Succeeded by
Holger Romander
Preceded by
William Higgitt
President of Interpol
Succeeded by
Jolly Bugarin
Preceded by
Yngve Holmberg
Governor of Halland County
Succeeded by
Johannes Antonsson
Preceded by
Erik Huss
Governor of Gothenburg and Bohus County
Succeeded by
Åke Norling