Claes Tholin

Claes Emil Tholin (22 October 1860 in Södra Säm, Älvsborgs län – 27 June 1927 in Stockholm) was the first leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party 1896–1907, after collective leadership had been applied in 1889–1896. He was a taylor of occupation. In the years 1880–1890 he worked in Copenhagen and became a member of the taylor union's board there. After returning to Sweden he continued his work as a taylor while becoming a leading force in the Swedish Social democratic movement.[1]


  1. Göran Jakobsson (12 January 2008): Ett namn som blev en bok (Swedish) Borås Tidning, retrieved 4 August 2013.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Collective leadership
Leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Hjalmar Branting

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