Michelsen's Cabinet

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The cabinet in 1905. In the front, left to right: Olssøn, Arctander, Michelsen, Løvland, G. Knudsen, Vinje. Behind, left to right: Bothner, Hagerup Bull, Lehmkuhl, Chr. Knudsen.

The Michelsen's Cabinet was a Norwegian cabinet, formed by a coalition of the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, the Moderate Liberal Party and the Coalition Party. It governed Norway between 11 March 1905 and 23 October 1907. It entered office as part of the build-up for the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905. It had the following composition:

Cabinet members[edit]

Portfolio Minister Period[1] Party
Prime Minister Christian Michelsen (Negotiations in Karlstad 31 August 1905 - 23 September 1905) Liberal
Sofus Arctander 31 August 1905 - 23 September 1905 (acting) Liberal
Prime Minister in Stockholm Jørgen Løvland – 7 June 1905 Liberal
Member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm Edvard Hagerup Bull – 7 June 1905 Conservative
Harald Bothner – 7 June 1905 Liberal
Minister of Foreign Affairs Jørgen Løvland 7 June 1905 – Liberal
Minister of Defence Christian Wilhelm Engel Bredal Olssøn – 25 May 1907 Conservative
Christian Michelsen 25 May 1907 – Liberal
Minister of Finance and Customs Gunnar Knudsen – 31 October 1905 Liberal
Christian Michelsen 31 October 1905 – 27 November 1905 Liberal
Edvard Hagerup Bull 27 November 1905 – 7 November 1906 Conservative
Abraham Berge 7 November 1906 – Liberal
Minister of Auditing Gunnar Knudsen – 7 June 1905 Liberal
Harald Bothner 7 June 1905 – 27 November 1905 Liberal
Christian Michelsen 27 November 1905 – Liberal
Minister of Trade Sofus Arctander Liberal
Minister of Labour Kristoffer Didrik Lemkuhl – 28 September 1907 Coalition
Jørgen Brunchorst 28 September 1907 – Liberal
Minister of Justice and the Police Christian Michelsen – 7 June 1905 Liberal
Edvard Hagerup Bull 7 June 1905 – 27 November 1905 Conservative
Harald Bothner 27 November 1905 – Liberal
Minister of Agriculture Aasmund Halvorsen Vinje – 7 November 1906 Moderate
Sven Aarrestad 7 November 1906 – Liberal
Minister of Church and Education Christoffer Knudsen – 27 January 1906 Conservative
Otto Jensen 27 January 1906 – Independent

Other[edit]

The State Secretary title is not to be confused with the modern title State Secretary. The old title State Secretary, used between 1814 and 1925, is now known as Secretary to the Government (Regjeringsråd).[2]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Unless otherwise noted, the period was 11 March 1905 – 23 October 1907
  2. ^ Secretary to the Council of State since 1814 - Government.no