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color scientist

Gunnar Tonnquist, Swedish color scientist. Recipient His Majesty's gold medal for good and faithful service to the Nation, Sweden, 1986, Distinguished Service certified International Committee Illumination, 1993, Gold medal International Colour Association, 1997.

Background

Tonnquist, Gunnar was born on April 24, 1925 in Hankow, Hupeh, China. Arrived in Sweden, 1927. Son of Sven and Edit (Ekedahl) Tonnquist.

Education

Master in Physics Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1950.

Career

Research engineer Swedish National Defense Research, Stockholm, 1950-1960, assistant professor, 1960-1976. Deputy mayor City of Solna, Sweden, 1977-1982. Assistant professor Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1983-1990.

Private consultant color scientist Solna, Sweden, since 1990. Member International Committee Illumination Technology Committee Colorimetry, 1961-1976. Chairman Swedish Colour Group, 1963-1970, Swedish Standard Technology Committee Colour, Stockholm, 1980-1990.

Co-founder, vice president International Colour Association, 1967-1969, board directors, 1967-1973. Lecturer in field.

Membership

Municipal councillor, Solna, 1953-1998, president, 1991-1994. Chairman Municipal Planning Committee, Solna, 1968-1973, 77-82. Member Regional Planning Committee, Stockholm, 1968-1982, 86-88.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Genealogy, stamp collecting/philately.

Connections

Married Gudrun Henriksson, June 10, 1950. Children: Inger, Bo, Gunilla.

father:
Sven Tonnquist

mother:
Edit (Ekedahl) Tonnquist

spouse:
Gudrun Henriksson

children:
Inger Tonnquist

Bo Tonnquist

Gunilla Tonnquist