Per Hækkerup

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Per Hækkerup
Per Hækkerup 02-01-1966.jpg
Foreign Minister
In office
3 September 1962 – 28 November 1966
Prime MinisterJens Otto Krag
Preceded byJens Otto Krag
Succeeded byJens Otto Krag
Minister of Economic Affairs
In office
11 October 1971 – 19 December 1973
Prime MinisterJens Otto Krag & Anker Jørgensen
Preceded byPoul Nyboe Andersen
Succeeded byPoul Nyboe Andersen
In office
13 February 1975 – 30 August 1978
Prime MinisterAnker Jørgensen
Preceded byPoul Nyboe Andersen
Succeeded byAnders Andersen
Trade Minister
In office
8 September 1976 – 26 February 1977
Prime MinisterAnker Jørgensen
Preceded byErling Jensen
Succeeded byIvar Nørgaard
Minister without portfolio with special attention to economic coordination
In office
30 August 1978 – 13 March 1979
Prime MinisterAnker Jørgensen
Preceded byNew office
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1915-12-25)25 December 1915
Died13 March 1979(1979-03-13) (aged 63)
Political partySocial Democrats
Spouse(s)Grethe Hækkerup (1939-1979)

Per Hækkerup (25 December 1915 – 13 March 1979) was a Danish Social Democratic politician, who served as Foreign Minister of Denmark from 1962 to 1966.

Hækkerup, the son of Hans Kristian Hækkerup, a politician, was active in politics from the end of the Second World War to his death in 1979. He was the chairman of the youth organization of the Danish Social Democrats from 1946 to 1952 and the secretary general of International Union of Socialist Youth from 1946 to 1951.

Hækkerup is most widely known for the agreement he reached with the Norwegian Minister Jens Evensen that gave Norway the oil-rich Ekofisk oil field in the North Sea. According to an urban legend, Hækkerup was drunk when he signed the agreement, but Danish historians today agree that the agreement was most fair and that Hækkerup was not drunk.[1]

He was married to Grethe Hækkerup and is the father of Hans Hækkerup and Klaus Hækkerup.


  1. ^ Richard Milne (December 15, 2014). "Denmark lays formal claim to North Pole". Financial Times.