Friday, 15 January 2010

At the road’s end: Gunnar Brodin (1931-2009), former Marshal of the Realm

A few days ago there was an obituary in Svenska Dagbladet of Gunnar Brodin, former Marshal of the Realm at the Swedish royal court, who died on 24 December after a long illness. Brodin was a civil engineer by education and became a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholms Tekniska Högskola) in 1970 and served as the school’s chancellor between 1981 and 1986. Thereafter he became University Chancellor from 1986 till 1992 and then County Governor of Norrbotten from 1992 to 1995, when he was appointed Marshal of the Realm (head of the Royal Court). He retired in 2003 and was succeeded by Ingemar Eliasson, who has signed the obituary together with his successor Svante Lindqvist, the current Marshal of the Realm.

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