Alsing Andersen

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Alsing Andersen
Alsing Andersen.jpg
Defence Minister of Denmark
In office
President of the Socialist International
In office
Personal details
Born 5 February 1893
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 5 December 1962 (1962-12-06) (aged 69)
Political party Social 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 1957-1962. His other post-war activities include acting as a chairman for the United Nations Commission appointed to investigate the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.[1]


  • Skou, Kaare R (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (in Danish). Aschehoug, pp. 92–93. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.
  1. ^ "Mr. Alsing Andersen". The Times. 6 December 1962. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Thorvald Stauning
Defence Minister of Denmark
4 November 1935 – 8 July 1940
Succeeded by
Søren Brorsen
Preceded by
Vilhelm Buhl
Finance Minister of Denmark
16 July 1942 – 9 November 1942
Succeeded by
Kristian Hansen Kofoed
Preceded by
Niels Ejlert Arnth Jensen
Interior Minister of Denmark
13 November 1947 – 23 November 1947
Succeeded by
Jens Smørum