Bachelor, Yale college, 1949.
Builder, Sven G. carlson, Inc., Windsor and Hartford, Connecticut, 1949-1957; builder, developer, Sven G. carlson, Inc., Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1961-1973; retired, Sven G. Carlson, Inc., 1973; insurance planner, Occidental Life Insurance Company, Hartford, 1957-1961; writer, Bloomfield, Connecticut, since 1973.
Trustee, vice president Council Churches Foundation, Hartford, since 1960. President Greater Hartford Council Churches, 1965-1966. Board directors Connecticut Halfway Houses, Inc., 1963-1988, Housing Now, 1960-1962, Immanuel Church Housing Corporation, 1968.
Captain United States Marine Corps, 1943-1946. Member Yale Club (board directors Hartford unit since 1980, president Class of 1949, 1974-1984).
Married Leila Gouchnour, January 20, 1945 (divorced 1974). Children: Susan Elizabeth, Sven Geoffrey.