List of Ministers for Defence of Luxembourg

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The Minister for Defence (French: Ministre de la Défense) is a position in the Luxembourgian cabinet. Among other competences, the Minister for Defence is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and deployment of the armed forces, for veterans, for aiding in the execution of the orders of the Commander-in-Chief, the Grand Duke.[1]

The position has existed since 5 November 1937. From its creation until 6 February 1969, the position's name was Minister for the Armed Force (Ministre de la Force Armée).[2] From 1969 until 7 August 1999, the official title of the office was Minister for the Public Force (Ministre de la Force publique).[3] In 1999, the briefs of international cooperation and humanitarian relief were added to that of defence, creating the office of Minister for Cooperation, Humanitarian Action, and Defence (French: Ministre de la Coopération, de l’Action humanitaire, et de la Défense).[4] In 2004, the positions were separated again, creating the current title.[5]

List of Ministers for Defence[edit]

Minister Party Start date End date Prime Minister
Pierre Dupong PD 5 November 1937 23 November 1944 Pierre Dupong
CSV 23 November 1944 1 March 1947
Lambert Schaus CSV 1 March 1947 14 July 1948
Pierre Dupong CSV 14 July 1948 3 July 1951
Joseph Bech CSV 3 July 1951 29 December 1953
Pierre Werner CSV 29 December 1953 29 March 1958 Joseph Bech
29 March 1958 2 March 1959 Pierre Frieden
Eugène Schaus DP 2 March 1959 15 July 1964 Pierre Werner
Marcel Fischbach CSV 15 July 1964 3 January 1967
Pierre Grégoire CSV 3 January 1967 6 February 1969
Eugène Schaus DP 6 February 1969 15 June 1974
Émile Krieps DP 15 June 1974 16 July 1979 Gaston Thorn
16 July 1979 20 July 1984 Pierre Werner
Marc Fischbach CSV 20 July 1984 14 July 1989 Jacques Santer
Jacques Poos LSAP 14 July 1989 13 July 1994
Alex Bodry LSAP 13 July 1994 26 January 1995
26 January 1995 7 August 1999 Jean-Claude Juncker
Charles Goerens DP 7 August 1999 31 July 2004
Luc Frieden CSV 31 July 2004 22 February 2006
Jean-Louis Schiltz CSV 22 February 2006 23 July 2009
Jean-Marie Halsdorf CSV 23 July 2009 4 December 2013
Etienne Schneider LSAP 4 December 2013 Incumbent Xavier Bettel
Jean-Marie Halsdorf Jean-Louis Schiltz Lucien Frieden Charles Goerens Alex Bodry Jacques Poos Marc Fischbach Émile Krieps Eugène Schaus Pierre Grégoire Marcel Fischbach Eugène Schaus Pierre Werner Joseph Bech Lambert Schaus Pierre Dupong Pierre Dupong

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministère des Affaires étrangères et de l'Immigration" (in French). Service Information et Presse. 29 May 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-16. 
  2. ^ Thewes (2003), p. 105
  3. ^ "Mémorial A, 1969, No. 5" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  4. ^ "Mémorial A, 1999, No. 113" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 
  5. ^ "Mémorial A, 2004, No. 147" (PDF) (in French). Service central de législation. Retrieved 2006-08-15. 

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