Ivar Hansen

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Ivar Hansen (1 November 1938 - 11 March 2003) was a Danish politician from the Liberal party Venstre.

He was elected to the Folketing in 1973. 1978-1979 he was Minister of Public Works in the Anker Jørgensen cabinet. In 1998 he became speaker of the Folketing defeating his Social Democrat rival, Birte Weiss, after a drawing of lots. He died in office on 11 March 2003.

He was chairman of the JydskeVestkysten newspaper 1991-1998.

Political offices
Preceded by
Kjeld Olesen
Minister for Public Works
30 August 1978 – 26 October 1979
Succeeded by
Jens Risgaard Knudsen
Preceded by
Erling Olsen
Speaker of the Folketing
26 March 1998 – 11 March 2003
Succeeded by
Christian Mejdahl