Alsing Andersen

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Alsing Andersen
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Defence Minister of Denmark
In office
President of the Socialist International
In office
Personal details
Born5 February 1893
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died5 December 1962 (1962-12-06) (aged 69)
Political partySocial Democrats
Alsing Andersen greeting at the convention of the council of Socialist International, Haifa 1960

Alsing Emanuel Andersen (5 February 1893 – 5 December 1962) was a Danish social democrat politician. Andersen served as the Minister of Defense (1935–1940) for Denmark. From 8 July 1940 to 1945, he served as the vice chairman of the Danish Social Democratic Party, and as the acting chairman of the party from the death of Thorvald Stauning (3 May 1942) until the end of the Nazi occupation of Denmark in 1945. Andersen briefly returned to national politics as the Minister of the Interior from 13 to 23 November 1947.

He later served as the second President of the Socialist International from 1957 to 1962. His other post-war activities include acting as a chairman for the United Nations Commission appointed to investigate the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr. Alsing Andersen". The Times. 6 December 1962.
  • Skou, Kaare R (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (in Danish). Aschehoug, pp. 92–93. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.
Political offices
Preceded by Defence Minister of Denmark
4 November 1935 – 8 July 1940
Succeeded by
Preceded by Finance Minister of Denmark
16 July 1942 – 9 November 1942
Succeeded by
Preceded by Interior Minister of Denmark
13 November 1947 – 23 November 1947
Succeeded by