Johannes Lebech

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Johannes Lebech
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs
In office
December 21, 2000 – November 27, 2001
Prime Minister Poul Nyrup Rasmussen
Preceded by Margrethe Vestager
Succeeded by Tove Fergo
Personal details
Born (1948-09-12) September 12, 1948 (age 68)
Skive, Denmark
Nationality Danish
Political party Danish Social Liberal Party
Alma mater Aarhus Universitet

Niels Johannes Lebech (born September 12, 1948) is a Danish politician. He is former Minister for Ecclesiastical Affairs for the Danish Social Liberal Party[1] and a former member of the European Parliament.[2]


Johannes Lebech is the son of principal Kristen Lebech and Edith Lebech (born Nielsen). After graduating high school at Viborg Katedralskole in 1967, Lebech served as a section leader in the Danish Civil defense (now called Danish Emergency Management Agency) from 1967 to 1969.

Lebech studied Danish and History at Aarhus Universitet 1969-1975 and European Studies at Jysk Åbent Universitet 1994-1996. He was a teaching assistant while studying at Aarhus Universitet and teacher at Holstebro Handelsskole from 1975 to 1978. Lebech was teacher and Lector at Holstebro Gymnasium og HF from 1978 to 2013.

Political career[edit]

Johannes Lebech became a member of the Danish Social Liberal Party in 1980 and held various offices in the party: He served as chairman of the constituency of Holstebro 1982-1985, secretary for the county from 1985-1992 and party chairman from 1997 to 2000.

Lebech was Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs from December 21, 2000 to November 27, 2001 in the Cabinet of Poul Nyrup Rasmussen IV, succeeding his party colleague Margrethe Vestager.[1]

Lebech was a member of the European Parliament from November 29, 2007 to July 13, 2009.[2]


  1. ^ a b List of Danish governments since 1953 (in Danish), Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Johannes Lebech's profile on Retrieved October 27, 2014.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Margrethe Vestager
Minister of Ecclesiastical Affairs
December 21, 2000 – November 27, 2001
Succeeded by
Tove Fergo
Party political offices
Preceded by
Margrethe Vestager
Chairman of the Danish Social Liberal Party
Succeeded by
Lone Loklindt (acting)