I was born in 1946 in Mark Municipality in Västergötland. After graduating in Borås and having finished my military service at I 15 in Borås I started my university studies in Lund. A bachelor of science with Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics and Mathematical Statistics was completed before I started my training in dentistry. Parallel to my university studies, I also trained as a reserve officer.
As a new dentist I worked for over four years in the public dental service in Jönköping County including dentist/clinic manager in Småland Burseryd and as a hospital dentist in Värnamo. In late 1979, I opened my own practice in Smålandsstenar.
In 1985 I was elected for the County Council for the Conservatives in Jönköping County. In connection with the 1994 election, I got the confidence to become Councilor. Between 2007 – 2011 I was chairman of the County Council.
Since September 2011 I live in Lomma, a fantastic place! Now I have got time to devote myself to family life, take lovely walks around the ponds and along the coast and study family history, etc.