List of Ministers for Justice of Luxembourg
The Minister for Justice (French: Ministre de la Justice) is a position in the Luxembourgian cabinet. Among other competences, the Minister for Justice is responsible for the Grand Ducal Police, prisons, extradition, gambling, and the smooth operation of the judiciary.
The position of Minister for Justice has been in continuous existence since the promulgation of Luxembourg's first constitution, in 1848. Originally, justice was within the remit of the Administrator-General for Foreign Affairs, Justice, and Religion (Administrateur général des Affaires étrangères, de la Justice et des Cultes), but justice was separated from this office on 23 September 1853.
Since 24 March 1936, the title of Minister for Justice has been an official one, although the position had been unofficially known by that name since its creation. From the position's creation until 28 November 1857, the Minister went by the title of Administrator-General. From 1857 until 1936, the Minister went by the title of Director-General.
List of Ministers for Justice
|Minister||Party||Start date||End date||Prime Minister|
|Gaspard-Théodore-Ignace de la Fontaine||None||1 August 1848||2 December 1848||G T I de la Fontaine|
|Jean-Jacques Willmar||None||2 December 1848||23 September 1853||Jean-Jacques Willmar|
|François-Xavier Wurth||None||23 September 1853||24 May 1856||Charles-Mathias Simons|
|Charles-Gérard Eyschen||None||24 May 1856||29 November 1857|
|Guillaume-Mathias Augustin||None||29 November 1857||23 June 1859|
|Charles-Mathias Simons||None||23 June 1859||15 July 1859|
|Édouard Thilges||None||15 July 1859||26 September 1860|
|Michel Jonas||None||26 September 1860||9 September 1863||Baron de Tornaco|
|Bernard-Hubert Neuman||None||9 September 1863||31 March 1864|
|Henri Vannérus (first time)||None||31 March 1864||3 December 1866|
|Léon de la Fontaine||None||3 December 1866||17 June 1867|
|Henri Vannérus (second time)||None||17 June 1867||26 December 1874||Emmanuel Servais|
|Alphonse Funck||None||26 December 1874||20 April 1876||Baron de Blochausen|
|Paul Eyschen||None||20 April 1876||20 February 1885|
|20 February 1885||22 September 1888||Édouard Thilges|
|22 September 1888||3 March 1915||Paul Eyschen|
|Victor Thorn (first time)||None||3 March 1915||12 October 1915|
|12 October 1915||6 November 1915||Mathias Mongenast|
|Jean-Baptiste Sax||None||6 November 1915||24 February 1916||Hubert Loutsch|
|Victor Thorn (second time)||None||24 February 1916||19 June 1917||Victor Thorn|
|Léon Moutrier||LL||19 June 1917||28 September 1918||Léon Kauffmann|
|Auguste Liesch||LL||28 September 1918||15 April 1921||Émile Reuter|
|Guillaume Leidenbach||PD||15 April 1921||14 April 1923|
|Joseph Bech||PD||14 April 1923||20 March 1925|
|Norbert Dumont||PRS||20 March 1925||16 July 1926||Pierre Prüm|
|16 July 1926||27 December 1936||Joseph Bech|
|Étienne Schmit||PRL||27 December 1936||5 November 1937|
|René Blum||POS||5 November 1937||6 April 1940||Pierre Dupong|
|Victor Bodson (first time)||POS||6 April 1940||23 November 1945|
|LSAP||23 November 1945||1 March 1947|
|Eugène Schaus (first time)||GPD||1 March 1947||3 July 1951|
|Victor Bodson (second time)||LSAP||3 July 1951||23 December 1953|
|23 December 1953||29 March 1958||Joseph Bech|
|29 March 1958||2 March 1959||Pierre Frieden|
|Pierre Werner||CSV||2 March 1959||3 January 1967||Pierre Werner|
|Jean Dupong||CSV||3 January 1967||6 February 1969|
|Eugène Schaus (second time)||DP||6 February 1969||15 June 1974|
|Robert Krieps (first time)||LSAP||15 June 1974||16 July 1979||Gaston Thorn|
|Gaston Thorn||DP||16 July 1979||22 November 1980||Pierre Werner|
|Colette Flesch||DP||22 November 1980||20 July 1984|
|Robert Krieps (second time)||LSAP||20 July 1984||14 July 1989||Jacques Santer|
|Marc Fischbach||CSV||14 July 1989||26 January 1995|
|26 January 1995||30 January 1998||Jean-Claude Juncker|
|Luc Frieden||CSV||30 January 1998||23 July 2009|
|François Biltgen||CSV||23 July 2009||30 April 2013|
|Octavie Modert||CSV||30 April 2013||4 December 2013|
|Felix Braz||DG||4 December 2013||Xavier Bettel|
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