Minister of Finance (Norway)

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The Minister of Finance is a councilor of state and chief of the Ministry of Finance. The position is since January 2020 held by Jan Tore Sanner of the Conservative Party who is a member of the Solberg's Cabinet.

Norwegian Ministers of Finance after 1945
Jan Tore SannerSiv JensenSigbjørn JohnsenKristin HalvorsenPer Kristian FossKarl Eirik Schjøtt PedersenGudmund Olav RestadJens StoltenbergSigbjørn JohnsenArne SkaugeGunnar BergeArne SkaugeRolf PresthusUlf Oscar SandPer Andreas Hildhe KleppeJon Ola NorbomRagnar Karl Viktor ChristiansenOle MyrvollAndreas Zeier CappelenDagfinn VårvikPetter Jakob BjerveTrygve Martin BratteliMons LidTrygve Martin BratteliOlav MeisdalshagenErik Brofoss

List of ministers[edit]

Key[edit]

  Conservative Party
  Agrarian / Centre Party
  Labour Party
  Socialist Left Party
  Liberal Party
  Progress Party
  Free-minded Liberal Party
  Moderate Liberal Party
  Coalition Party
  Resistance Movement
  Independent

1st Ministry (finance affairs) (March-November 1814)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
F G von Haxthausen.png Frederik von Haxthausen Independent 2 March 1814 20 August 1814 171 days Council of 1814
Carsten Tank (1766-1832) crop.jpg Carsten Tank Independent 2 March 1814 27 July 1814 147 days Council of 1814
Poul-Christian-Holst.jpg Poul Christian Holst Independent 20 August 1814 7 October 1814 48 days Council of 1814
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 7 October 1814 18 November 1814 42 days Council of 1814

5th Ministry (finance affairs) (November 1814-1818)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg av Nørregaard.jpg Herman Wedel Jarlsberg Independent 18 November 1814 15 August 1816 1 year, 272 days Wedel I
Christian Krohg (politician).png Christian Krohg Independent 15 August 1816 15 October 1816 60 days Wedel I
Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg av Nørregaard.jpg Herman Wedel Jarlsberg Independent 15 October 1816 15 October 1818 2 years, 0 days Wedel I

Ministry of Finance, Trade and Customs (1818-1846)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Jonas Collett.png Jonas Collett Independent 15 October 1818 30 November 1818 46 days Wedel I
Herman Wedel-Jarlsberg av Nørregaard.jpg Herman Wedel Jarlsberg Independent 30 November 1818 1 January 1822 3 years, 32 days Wedel I
Jonas Collett.png Jonas Collett Independent 1 January 1822 17 December 1836 14 years, 351 days Wedel I-II
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 17 December 1836 15 May 1846 9 years, 149 days Wedel II
Løvenskiold/Vogt

Ministry of Finance and Customs (1846-2000)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Olaus michael schmidt.jpg Olaus Michael Schmidt Independent 15 May 1846 15 July 1847 1 year, 61 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 15 July 1847 29 August 1849 2 years, 45 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Valentin Sibbern 2.jpg Valentin Sibbern Independent 29 August 1849 30 April 1850 244 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Christian Zetlitz Bretteville av Knud Bergslien OB.00454.jpg Christian Z. Bretteville Independent 30 April 1850 10 July 1852 2 years, 71 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Niels Andreas Thrap.JPG Niels Andreas Thrap Independent 10 July 1852 20 September 1852 72 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 20 September 1852 29 June 1853 282 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Hans Riddervold.png Hans Riddervold Independent 29 June 1853 5 August 1853 37 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 5 August 1853 9 September 1853 35 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Christian Zetlitz Bretteville av Knud Bergslien OB.00454.jpg Christian Z. Bretteville Independent 9 September 1853 22 March 1854 194 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Niels Andreas Thrap.JPG Niels Andreas Thrap Independent 22 March 1854 2 July 1854 102 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
J. H. Vogt.png Jørgen Herman Vogt Independent 2 July 1854 27 September 1855 1 year, 87 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Otto Vincent Lange OB.F20293f.jpg Otto Vincent Lange Independent 27 September 1855 26 June 1856 273 days Løvenskiold/Vogt
Vogt
Erik Roring Moinichen.jpg Erik Røring Møinichen Independent 26 June 1856 11 August 1857 1 year, 46 days Vogt
Otto Vincent Lange OB.F20293f.jpg Otto Vincent Lange Independent 11 August 1857 15 September 1858 1 year, 35 days Vogt
Erik Roring Moinichen.jpg Erik Røring Møinichen Independent 15 September 1858 15 October 1859 1 year, 30 days Vogt
Sibbern/Birch/Motzfeldt
Otto Vincent Lange OB.F20293f.jpg Otto Vincent Lange Independent 15 October 1859 15 September 1861 1 year, 335 days Sibbern/Birch/Motzfeldt
Erik Roring Moinichen.jpg Erik Røring Møinichen Independent 15 September 1861 15 September 1862 1 year, 0 days Sibbern/Birch/Motzfeldt
F. Stang
Otto Vincent Lange OB.F20293f.jpg Otto Vincent Lange Independent 15 September 1862 22 June 1863 280 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 22 June 1863 15 October 1865 2 years, 115 days F. Stang
Erik Roring Moinichen.jpg Erik Røring Møinichen Independent 15 October 1865 15 October 1866 1 year, 0 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 15 October 1866 15 October 1869 3 years, 0 days F. Stang
Erik Roring Moinichen.jpg Erik Røring Møinichen Independent 15 October 1869 1 February 1870 109 days F. Stang
August Christian Manthey OB.X1653.jpg August Christian Manthey Independent 2 February 1870 20 September 1870 230 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 20 September 1870 6 July 1872 1 year, 290 days F. Stang
August Christian Manthey OB.X1653.jpg August Christian Manthey Independent 6 July 1872 15 June 1873 344 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 15 June 1873 24 February 1874 254 days F. Stang
August Christian Manthey OB.X1653.jpg August Christian Manthey Independent 24 February 1874 7 April 1874 42 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 7 April 1874 26 May 1875 1 year, 49 days F. Stang
Jacob Aall jr.jpg Jacob Aall jr. Independent 26 May 1875 5 June 1875 10 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 5 June 1875 6 July 1875 31 days F. Stang
Jacob Aall jr.jpg Jacob Aall jr. Independent 6 July 1875 21 July 1875 15 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 21 July 1875 15 October 1875 86 days F. Stang
Jens Holmboe 1891.jpg Jens Holmboe Independent 15 October 1875 15 November 1876 1 year, 31 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 15 November 1876 15 September 1879 2 years, 304 days F. Stang
Jens Holmboe 1891.jpg Jens Holmboe Independent 15 September 1879 15 September 1880 1 year, 0 days F. Stang
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen.png Henrik L. Helliesen Independent 15 September 1880 15 September 1883 3 years, 0 days F. Stang
Selmer
Christian Homann Schweigaard.jpg Christian H. Schweigaard Independent 15 September 1883 3 April 1884 201 days Selmer
Herman Johan Foss Reimers.jpg Herman Reimers Independent 3 April 1884 26 June 1884 84 days Schweigaard
Baard Madsen Haugland.png Baard M. Haugland Liberal 26 June 1884 16 July 1888 4 years, 20 days Sverdrup
Olaj Johan Olsen.jpg Olaj Johan Olsen Liberal 16 July 1888 1 May 1889 289 days Sverdrup
Peter Olrog Schjott.jpg Peter Olrog Schjøtt Liberal 1 May 1889 8 July 1889 68 days Sverdrup
Olaj Johan Olsen.jpg Olaj Johan Olsen Liberal 8 July 1889 13 July 1889 5 days Sverdrup
36967 Evald Rygh.jpg Evald Rygh Conservative 13 July 1889 6 March 1891 1 year, 236 days Stang I
Johannes Steen.jpg Johannes Steen Liberal 6 March 1891 2 May 1893 2 years, 57 days Steen I
Ole Furu 10084-011.jpg Ole Furu Conservative 2 May 1893 9 August 1895 2 years, 99 days Stang II
Francis Hagerup (OB.SZ02297).jpg Francis Hagerup Conservative 9 August 1895 14 October 1895 66 days Stang II
Fredrik Stang Lund.jpg Fredrik Stang Lund Liberal 14 October 1895 15 November 1895 32 days Hagerup I
Birger Kildal.png Birger Kildal Liberal 15 November 1895 17 February 1898 2 years, 94 days Hagerup I
Elias Sunde JMF042933.jpg Elias Sunde Liberal 17 February 1898 19 May 1900 2 years, 91 days Steen II
Georg August Thilesen.jpg Georg August Thilesen Liberal 19 May 1900 6 November 1900 171 days Steen II
TobiasAarstad.png Søren Tobias Årstad Liberal 6 November 1900 8 June 1901 214 days Steen II
Elias Sunde JMF042933.jpg Elias Sunde Liberal 8 June 1901 9 June 1903 2 years, 1 day Steen II
Blehr I
Gunnar Knudsen 02.jpg Gunnar Knudsen Liberal 9 June 1903 22 October 1903 135 days Blehr I
Birger Kildal.png Birger Kildal Liberal 22 October 1903 1 September 1904 315 days Hagerup II
Christian Michelsen.jpg Christian Michelsen Coalition 1 September 1904 11 March 1905 191 days Hagerup II
Gunnar Knudsen 02.jpg Gunnar Knudsen Liberal 11 March 1905 31 October 1905 234 days Michelsen
Christian Michelsen.jpg Christian Michelsen Coalition 31 October 1905 27 November 1905 27 days Michelsen
Edvard Hagerup Bull (1855-1938).jpg Edvard H. Bull Conservative 27 November 1905 7 November 1906 345 days Michelsen
Abraham Theodor Berge, 1912, L. Szacinski (firmaet), Oslo Museum, OB.SZ22556.jpg Abraham Berge Liberal 7 November 1906 23 October 1907 350 days Michelsen
Magnus Halvorsen.jpg Magnus Halvorsen Moderate Liberal 23 October 1907 19 March 1908 148 days Løvland
Gunnar Knudsen 02.jpg Gunnar Knudsen Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 320 days Knudsen I
Abraham Theodor Berge, 1912, L. Szacinski (firmaet), Oslo Museum, OB.SZ22556.jpg Abraham Berge Free-minded Liberal 2 February 1910 20 February 1912 2 years, 18 days Konow
Fredrik Ludvig Konow.jpg Fredrik Ludvig Konow Free-minded Liberal 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 346 days Bratlie
Anton Martin Knudsen Omholt.jpg Anton Omholt Liberal 31 January 1913 16 June 1920 7 years, 137 days Knudsen II
Edvard Hagerup Bull (1855-1938).jpg Edvard H. Bull Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Halvorsen I
Otto Albert Blehr (Sinding-Larsen).jpg Otto Blehr Liberal 22 June 1921 6 March 1923 1 year, 257 days Blehr II
Abraham Theodor Berge, 1912, L. Szacinski (firmaet), Oslo Museum, OB.SZ22556.jpg Abraham Berge Free-minded Liberal 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days Halvorsen II
Berge
ArnoldHolmboeCa1930.jpg Arnold Holmboe Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
Fredrik Ludvig Konow.jpg Fredrik Ludvig Konow Free-minded Liberal 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 329 days Lykke
Hornsrud.jpg Christopher Hornsrud Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
Per Berg Lund cropped.png Per Berg Lund Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
Peder Kolstad.jpg Peder Kolstad Agrarian 12 May 1931 1 February 1932 265 days Kolstad
Jon Sundby.jpg Jon Sundby Agrarian 1 February 1932 3 March 1933 1 year, 30 days Kolstad
Hundseid
Per Berg Lund cropped.png Per Berg Lund Liberal 3 March 1933 3 November 1934 1 year, 245 days Mowinckel III
Gunnar Jahn.jpg Gunnar Jahn Liberal 3 November 1934 20 March 1935 137 days Mowinckel III
Adolf Indrebø OBF06062a (cropped).jpg Adolf Indrebø Labour 20 March 1935 13 November 1936 1 year, 238 days Nygaardsvold
Kornelius Bergsvik.jpg Kornelius Bergsvik Labour 13 November 1936 1 July 1939 2 years, 230 days Nygaardsvold
26771 Oscar Torp (cropped).jpg Oscar Torp Labour 1 July 1939 28 November 1941 2 years, 150 days Nygaardsvold
Paul Hartmann (PO-013963 01 1).jpg Paul Hartmann Resistance 28 November 1941 28 February 1942 92 days Nygaardsvold
26771 Oscar Torp (cropped).jpg Oscar Torp Labour 28 February 1942 20 March 1942 20 days Nygaardsvold
Paul Hartmann (PO-013963 01 1).jpg Paul Hartmann Resistance 20 March 1942 25 June 1945 3 years, 97 days Nygaardsvold
Gunnar Jahn.jpg Gunnar Jahn Resistance[a] 25 June 1945 5 November 1945 133 days Gerhardsen I
26058 Erik Brofoss.jpg Erik Brofoss Labour 5 November 1945 6 December 1947 2 years, 31 days Gerhardsen II
29044 Olav Meisdalshagen.jpg Olav Meisdalshagen Labour 6 December 1947 19 November 1951 3 years, 348 days Gerhardsen II
Trygve Bratteli (5Fo30141709010076).jpg Trygve Bratteli Labour 19 November 1951 22 January 1955 3 years, 64 days Torp
Blank.JPG Mons Lid Labour 22 January 1955 28 December 1956 1 year, 341 days Gerhardsen III
Trygve Bratteli (5Fo30141709010076).jpg Trygve Bratteli Labour 28 December 1956 23 April 1960 3 years, 117 days Gerhardsen III
Blank.JPG Petter Jakob Bjerve Labour 23 April 1960 4 February 1963 2 years, 287 days Gerhardsen III
I-HF0212.jpg Andreas Cappelen Labour 4 February 1963 28 August 1963 205 days Gerhardsen III
Blank.JPG Dagfinn Vårvik Centre 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
I-HF0212.jpg Andreas Cappelen Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV
Blank.JPG Ole Myrvoll Liberal 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 156 days Borten
Blank.JPG Ragnar Christiansen Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
Jon Ola Norbom.jpg Jon Ola Norbom Liberal 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
Per Kleppe.jpg Per Kleppe Labour 16 October 1973 8 October 1979 5 years, 357 days Bratteli II
Nordli
Blank.JPG Ulf Sand Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
Blank.JPG Rolf Presthus Conservative 14 October 1981 25 April 1986 4 years, 193 days Willoch I-II
Blank.JPG Arne Skauge Conservative 25 April 1986 9 May 1986 14 days Willoch II
Gunnar Berge.JPG Gunnar Berge Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II
Blank.JPG Arne Skauge Conservative 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse
Norges finansminister Sigbjoern Johnsen. Nordiskt finansministermote i Kopenhamn 2009-12-04.jpg Sigbjørn Johnsen Labour 3 November 1990 25 October 1996 5 years, 357 days Brundtland III
2005.28.10Jens Stoltenberg,farmasidagene.jpg Jens Stoltenberg Labour 25 October 1996 17 October 1997 357 days Jagland
Blank.JPG Gudmund Restad Centre 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I

Ministry of Finance (2000-)[edit]

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen.jpg Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I
Per-Kristian Foss 20090913-1.JPG Per-Kristian Foss Conservative 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 363 days Bondevik II
Norges finansminister Kristin Halvorsen vid Nordiska Radets session i Helsingfors 2008-10-28 (1).jpg Kristin Halvorsen Socialist Left 17 October 2005 20 October 2009 4 years, 3 days Stoltenberg II
Norges finansminister Sigbjoern Johnsen. Nordiskt finansministermote i Kopenhamn 2009-12-04.jpg Sigbjørn Johnsen Labour 20 October 2009 16 October 2013 3 years, 361 days Stoltenberg II
SivJensen2361 2E jpg DF0000062813.jpg Siv Jensen Progress 16 October 2013 24 January 2020 6 years, 100 days Solberg
Jan Tore Sanner - 2010-05-08 at 10-34-24.jpg Jan Tore Sanner Conservative 24 January 2020 present 164 days Solberg

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Though a member of the Liberal Party, Jahn represented the resistance movement while serving in the unity government.

See also[edit]

References[edit]