Minister of the Navy and Postal Affairs

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The Norwegian Minister of Navy and Postal Affairs was the head of the Norwegian Ministry of Navy and Postal Affairs. The position existed from 1815 to 1885, but was named Minister of the Navy and Postal Affairs only from 1861.

In 1861, the Ministry of Postal Affairs had been merged with the Ministry of the Navy. The Ministry of the Navy and Postal Affairs was regarded the direct successor. Before this, various other names were used.

List of Norwegian Ministers of Navy and Postal Affairs[edit]

In 1815, the ministry was named the 7th Ministry.

Name From To
Thomas Fasting 1815 1817
Jens Schou Fabricius (acting) 1817 1818
Thomas Fasting 1818 1820
In 1818, it had been renamed the Ministry of the Naval Service.
Jonas Collett 1820 1820
Mathias Sommerhielm 1820 1821
Thomas Fasting 1821 1824
Poul Christian Holst 1824 1825
Thomas Fasting 1825 1826
Hans Hagerup Falbe 1826 1827
Thomas Fasting 1827 1830
Nicolai Krog 1830 1831
Thomas Fasting 1831 1833
Nicolai Krog 1833 1834
Thomas Fasting 1834 1836
Nicolai Krog 1836 1836
Thomas Fasting 1836 1839
Hans Christian Petersen 1839 1840
Valentin Sibbern 1840 1841
Hans Christian Petersen 1841 1843
Valentin Sibbern 1843 1844
Hans Christian Petersen 1844 1845
Henrich Herman Mejer Foss 1845 1848
In 1846, it had been renamed the Ministry of the Navy.
Ole Wilhelm Erichsen 1848 1852
Hans Christian Petersen 1852 1852
Niels Andreas Thrap (acting) 1852 1853
Hans Christian Petersen 1853 1853
Thomas Edvard von Westen Sylow 1853 1853
Ole Wilhelm Erichsen 1853 1856
Henrik Steffens Hagerup 1856 1857
Hans Christian Petersen 1857 1857
Henrik Steffens Hagerup 1857 1857
Hans Christian Petersen 1857 1858
Henrik Steffens Hagerup 1858 1859
Hans Christian Petersen 1859 1860
Jacob Worm Skjelderup (acting) 1860 1860
Ketil Motzfeldt 1860 1860
Harald Nicolai Storm Wergeland 1860 1861
In 1861, it was renamed the Ministry of the Navy and Postal Affairs.
Ketil Motzfeldt 1861 1861
August Christian Manthey 1861 1861
Wolfgang Wenzel von Haffner 1861 1863
Erik Røring Møinichen 1863 1864
Wolfgang Wenzel von Haffner 1864 1867
August Christian Manthey 1867 1868
Wolfgang Wenzel von Haffner 1868 1869
Ole Jacob Broch 1869 1871
Johan Collett Falsen 1871 1871
August Christian Manthey 1871 1872
Ole Jacob Broch 1872 1872
August Christian Manthey 1872 1872
Jacob Lerche Johansen 1872 1873
August Christian Manthey 1873 1874
Jacob Lerche Johansen 1874 1877
Jens Holmboe 1877 1878
Jacob Lerche Johansen 1878 1881
Jens Holmboe 1881 1882
Jacob Lerche Johansen 1882 1884
Halfdan Lehman (acting) 1884 1884
Carsten Tank Nielsen (acting) 1884 1884
Halfdan Lehman (acting) 1884 1884
Bøicke Johan Rulffs Koren 1884 1884
Johan Sverdrup 1884 1885

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