Erling Olsen

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Erling Olsen (18 April 1927 – 27 June 2011)[1] was a Danish politician for the Social Democrats. He was member of parliament 1964–66, 1971–73 and 1975–98, and was member of four Danish governments as minister of housing 1978–82 and minister of justice 1993–94. Olsen was Speaker of the Folketing from 1994 to 1998. He was professor of economics and the founder and first Dean of Roskilde University 1971–73. A man of many original ideas, he helped create the University of the Arctic, a so-called university without walls. [2][3]


  1. ^ Ritzau (27 June 2011). "Politikeren Erling Olsen er død" (in Danish). Danmarks Radio. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Gyldendal encyclopedia entry
  3. ^ Erling Olsen, Fra ælling til ugle. Fremad Paperback, 1999. ISBN 87-557-2266-0 (memoirs)
Political offices
Preceded by
Henning Rasmussen
Speaker of the Folketing
1994 – 26 March 1998
Succeeded by
Ivar Hansen