Thor Pedersen

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This article is about the Danish politician. For the Norwegian olympic rower, see Thor Pedersen (rower).
Thor Pedersen
Thor Pedersen, finansminister Danmark, under sessionen i Kopenhamn 2006.jpg
Speaker of the Parliament
In office
28 November 2007 – 15 September 2011
Monarch Margrethe II
Preceded by Christian Mejdahl
Succeeded by Mogens Lykketoft
Finance Minister of Denmark
In office
27 November 2001 – 23 November 2007
Preceded by Pia Gjellerup
Succeeded by Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Personal details
Born (1945-06-14) 14 June 1945 (age 69)
Gentofte, Denmark
Political party Venstre
Alma mater University of Copenhagen
Religion Lutheran/Church of Denmark

Thor Pedersen (born 14 June 1945) is a Danish politician representing the Liberal party, Venstre. He was Finance Minister from 27 November 2001 to 23 November 2007 as part of the Cabinets of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II. He was a Member of Parliament (Folketinget) from 1985 to 2011 and served as Speaker from 28 November 2007 until 15 September 2011.

He was Minister of Housing from 12 March 1986 to 9 September 1987, Minister of the Interior from 10 September 1987 to 25 January 1993, Minister of Nordic Coorporation from 3 June 1988 to 18 November 1992 and Minister of Economic Affairs from 19 November 1992 to 25 January 1993.

He was a member of Helsinge Municipal Council from 1974 to 1986, where he was also mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Education[edit]

Matriculated in mathematics, Frederiksborg State Upper Secondary School, 1964

Sergeant in the Royal Danish Life Guards, 1964–1966

Master of Science in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1978

Other work[edit]

Thor Pedersen has worked extensively in private business, both in investment companies and as a board member of several Danish companies.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Niels Bollmann
Minister of Housing
12 March 1986 – 10 September 1987
Succeeded by
Flemming Kofod-Svendsen
Preceded by
Knud Enggaard
Interior Minister of Denmark
10 September 1987 – 25 January 1993
Succeeded by
Birte Weiss
Preceded by
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Minister of Economic Affairs of Denmark
19 November 1992 – 25 January 1993
Succeeded by
Marianne Jelved
Preceded by
Pia Gjellerup
Finance Minister of Denmark
27 November 2001 – 23 November 2007
Succeeded by
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Preceded by
Christian Mejdahl
Speaker of the Parliament
28 November 2007 – 15 September 2011
Succeeded by
Mogens Lykketoft