List of Interior Ministers of Denmark

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This is a list of Interior Ministers of Denmark since the establishment of the Danish Ministry of the Interior in 1848. The Ministry was abolished in 2007 with most of the portfolio becoming part of a new Ministry of Welfare. It was reestablished in 2009.

List of Interior Ministers (1848–present)[edit]

From To Interior Minister Years of living
16 November 1848 21 September 1849 Peter Georg Bang 1797–1861
21 September 1849 13 July 1851 Mathias Hans Rosenørn 1814–1902
13 July 1851 27 January 1852 Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch 1801–1889
27 January 1852 21 April 1853 Peter Georg Bang 1797–1861
21 April 1853 29 April 1854 Anders Sandøe Ørsted (Højre) 1778–1860
29 April 1854 12 December 1854 Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch 1801–1889
12 December 1854 18 February 1856 Peter Georg Bang 1797–1861
18 February 1856 4 June 1856 Carl Frederik Simony 1806–1872
4 June 1856 18 October 1856 Iver Johannes Unsgaard 1798–1872
18 October 1856 1 August 1858 Andreas Frederik Krieger (National Liberal) 1817–1893
1 August 1858 6 May 1859 Iver Johannes Unsgaard 1798–1872
6 May 1859 2 December 1859 Andreas Frederik Krieger (National Liberal) 1817–1893
2 December 1859 24 February 1860 Johan Christian von Jessen 1817–1884
24 February 1860 15 September 1861 Ditlev Gothard Monrad 1811–1887
15 September 1861 31 December 1863 Peter Martin Orla Lehmann (National Liberal) 1810–1870
31 December 1863 10 May 1864 Carl Ludvig Vilhelm Rømer von Nutzhorn 1828–1899
10 May 1864 11 July 1864 Hans Rasmussen Carlsen 1810–1887
11 July 1864 6 November 1865 Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch 1801–1889
6 November 1865 22 September 1869 Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup (Højre) 1825–1913
22 September 1869 28 May 1870 Wolfgang von Haffner 1810–1887
28 May 1870 14 July 1874 Christen Andreas Fonnesbech 1817–1880
14 July 1874 11 June 1875 Frederik Christian Heinrich Emil Tobiesen 1829–1908
11 June 1875 29 August 1884 Erik Vilhelm Robert Skeel (Højre) 1818–1884
29 August 1884 8 August 1885 Søren Hilmar Steindór Finsen (Højre)? 1824–1886
8 August 1885 15 January 1894 Hans Peter Ingerslev (Højre) 1831–1896
15 January 1894 23 May 1897 Hugo Egmont Hørring (Højre) 1842–1909
23 May 1897 28 August 1899 Vilhelm Bardenfleth (Højre) 1850–1933
28 August 1899 24 July 1901 Ludvig Ernst Bramsen (Højre) 1847–1914
24 July 1901 14 January 1905 Enevold Frederik Adolf Sørensen (Venstre Reform Party) 1850–1920
14 January 1905 12 October 1908 Sigurd Berg (Venstre Reform Party) 1868–1921
12 October 1908 28 October 1909 Klaus Berntsen (Venstre Reform Party) 1844–1927
28 October 1909 5 July 1910 Peter Rochegune Munch (Social Liberal Party) 1870–1948
5 July 1910 21 June 1913 Jens Jensen-Sønderup (Venstre) 1962–1949
21 June 1913 30 March 1920 Ove Rode (Social Liberal Party) 1867–1933
30 March 1920 5 April 1920 Waldemar Henry Theodor Oxholm (no party) 1868–1945
5 April 1920 5 May 1920 Severin Henrik August Vedel (no party) 1867–1932
5 May 1920 11 July 1921 † Sigurd Berg (Venstre) 1868–1921
18 July 1921 23 April 1924 Oluf Christian Krag (Venstre) 1870–1942
23 April 1924 14 December 1926 Christen Nielsen Hauge (Social Democrat) 1870–1940
14 December 1926 30 April 1929 Oluf Christian Krag (Venstre) 1870–1942
30 April 1929 8 July 1940 Bertel Dahlgaard (Social Liberal Party) 1887–1972
8 July 1940 9 November 1942 Knud Kristensen (Venstre) 1880–1962
9 November 1942 29 August 1943* Jørgen Jørgensen (Social Liberal Party) 1888–1974
29 August 1943* 5 May 1945 No Danish government. Office is assumed by the permanent secretary.
5 May 1945 7 November 1945 Knud Kristensen (Venstre) 1880–1962
7 November 1945 18 June 1947 † Ejnar Martin Kjær (Venstre) 1893–1947
30 June 1947 13 November 1947 Niels Ejlert Arnth Jensen (Venstre) 1883–1966
13 November 1947 23 November 1947 Alsing Emanuel Andersen (Social Democrat) 1893–1962
23 November 1947 30 October 1950 Jens Laurits Oluf Sørensen Smørum (Social Democrat) 1891–1976
30 October 1950 30 September 1953 Aksel Møller (Conservative) 1906–1958
30 September 1953 30 August 1955 Johannes Kjærbøl (Social Democrat) 1885–1973
30 August 1955 28 May 1957 Carl Petersen (Social Democrat) 1894–1984
28 May 1957 18 November 1960 Søren Olesen (Justice Party) 1891–1973
18 November 1960 7 September 1961 Hans Rynkeby Knudsen (Social Democrat) 1903–1962
7 September 1961 26 September 1964 Alf Børge Lars Peter Jensen (Social Democrat) 1909–1986
26 September 1964 2 February 1968 Hans Erling Hækkerup (Social Democrat) 1907–1974
2 February 1968 29 June 1969 † Poul Clorius Sørensen (Conservative) 1904–1969
11 July 1969 11 October 1971 Hans Carl Toft (Conservative) 1914–2001
11 October 1971 19 December 1973 Egon Carlo Larsen Jensen (Social Democrat) 1922–1985
19 December 1973 13 February 1975 Jacob Sørensen (Venstre) 1915–1990
13 February 1975 30 August 1978 Egon Carlo Larsen Jensen (Social Democrat) 1922–1985
30 August 1978 26 October 1979 Knud Enggaard (Venstre) b. 1929
26 October 1979 10 September 1982 Henning Rasmussen (Social Democrat) 1926–1997
10 September 1982 12 March 1986 Britta Caroc Schall Holberg (Venstre) b. 1941
12 March 1986 10 September 1987 Knud Enggaard (Venstre) b. 1929
10 September 1987 25 January 1993 Thor Pedersen (Venstre) b. 1945
25 January 1993 20 October 1997 Birte Weiss (Social Democrat) b. 1941
20 October 1997 23 February 2000 Thorkild Simonsen (Social Democrat) b. 1926
23 February 2000 27 November 2001 Karen Jespersen (Social Democrat) b. 1947
27 November 2001 23 November 2007 Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Venstre) b. 1964
23 November 2007 7 April 2009 Part of the Ministry of Welfare
7 April 2009 23 February 2010 Karen Ellemann (Venstre) b. 1969
23 February 2010 3 October 2011 Bertel Haarder (Venstre) b. 1944
3 October 2011 2 September 2014 Margrethe Vestager (Danish Social Liberal Party) b. 1968
3 October 2011 28 June 2015 Morten Østergaard (Danish Social Liberal Party) b. 1976
28 June 2015. "Current holder" Karen Ellemann Venstre) b. 1969

Notes[edit]

  • Frederik Tobiesen was often referred to by his nickname Frits Tobiesen.
  • From November 1918 to March 1920, Thorvald Stauning (Minister without Portfolio) assumed the Interior Minister's duties regarding the so-called Interior Ministry's Social Department Regarding Worker's Relations. ([1]), but he was not awarded the title of minister.
  • On 29 August 1943, the Danish government resigned, refusing to grant further concessions to Nazi Germany. All government operations were assumed by the permanent secretaries of the individual departments, and this arrangement lasted until the Liberation of Denmark on 5 May 1945. Since King Christian X never accepted the resignation of the government, it existed de jure until a new cabinet was formed on 5 May 1945.
  • A total of three ministers died in office. Their successors were not appointed immediately.
  • Some tasks were transferred to the Ministry of Health in 1987.
  • The Ministry of Health was shut down in 2001, and some tasks transferred to the Ministry of the Interior, which were then renamed to the Ministry of the Interior and Health.

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