List of Interior Ministers of Denmark
Browse the List of Interior Ministers of Denmark below. View Videos or join the discussion on this topic. Add List of Interior Ministers of Denmark to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
List of Interior Ministers of Denmark

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)

Interior ministers under Frederick VII (1848-1863)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1
Peter Georg Bang
Bang, Peter GeorgPeter Georg Bang
(1797-1861)
16 November 184821 September 1849309 daysIndependentMoltke I
Moltke II
2
Mathias Hans Rosenørn [da]
Bang, Peter GeorgMathias Hans Rosenørn [da]
(1814-1902)
21 September 184913 July 18511 year, 295 daysIndependentMoltke II
3
Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
Tillisch, rederik FerdinandFrederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
(1801-1889)
13 July 185127 January 1852198 daysIndependentMoltke IV
(1)
Peter Georg Bang
Bang, Peter GeorgPeter Georg Bang
(1797-1861)
27 January 185221 April 18531 year, 84 daysIndependentBluhme I
4
Anders Sandøe Ørsted
Ørsted, Anders SandøeAnders Sandøe Ørsted
(1778-1860)
21 April 185329 April 18541 year, 8 daysIndependentØrsted
(3)
Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
Tillisch, rederik FerdinandFrederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
(1801-1889)
29 April 185412 December 1854227 daysIndependentØrsted
(1)
Peter Georg Bang
Bang, Peter GeorgPeter Georg Bang
(1797-1861)
12 December 185418 February 18564 years, 68 daysIndependentBang
5
Carl Frederik Simony [da]
Simony, Carl FrederikCarl Frederik Simony [da]
(1806-1872)
18 February 18564 June 1856107 daysNational LiberalBang
6
Iver Johannes Unsgaard [da]
Unsgaard, Iver JohannesIver Johannes Unsgaard [da]
(1798-1872)
4 June 185618 October 1856136 daysIndependentBang
7
Andreas Frederik Krieger
Krieger, Andreas FrederikAndreas Frederik Krieger
(1817-1893)
18 October 18561 August 18581 year, 287 daysNational LiberalAndræ
Hall I
(6)
Iver Johannes Unsgaard [da]
Unsgaard, Iver JohannesIver Johannes Unsgaard [da]
(1798-1872)
1 August 18586 May 1859278 daysIndependentHall I
(7)
Andreas Frederik Krieger
Krieger, Andreas FrederikAndreas Frederik Krieger
(1817-1893)
6 May 18592 December 1859210 daysNational LiberalHall I
8
Johan Christian von Jessen [da]
Krieger, Andreas FrederikJohan Christian von Jessen [da]
(1817-1884)
2 December 185924 February 186084 daysNational LiberalRotwitt
9
Ditlev Gothard Monrad
Monrad, Ditlev GothardDitlev Gothard Monrad
(1811-1887)
24 February 186015 September 18611 year, 172 daysNational LiberalHall II
10
Peter Martin Orla Lehmann
Lehmann, Peter MartinPeter Martin Orla Lehmann
(1810-1870)
15 September 186131 December 18632 years, 138 daysBondevennerneHall II

Interior ministers under Christian IX (1863-1906)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
11
Carl von Nutzhorn [da]
Nutzhorn, CarlCarl von Nutzhorn [da]
(1828-1899)
31 December 186310 May 1864131 daysIndependentMonrad
12
Hans Rasmussen Carlsen [da]
Carlsen, Hans RasmussenHans Rasmussen Carlsen [da]
(1810-1887)
10 May 186411 July 186462 daysIndependentMonrad
(3)
Frederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
Tillisch, rederik FerdinandFrederik Ferdinand von Tillisch [da]
(1801-1889)
11 July 18646 November 18651 year, 118 daysIndependentBluhme II
13
Jacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
Estrup, Jacob Brønnum ScaveniusJacob Brønnum Scavenius Estrup
(1825-1913)
6 November 186522 September 18693 years, 320 daysNational LandownersFrijs
14
Wolfgang von Haffner
Haffner, WolfgangWolfgang von Haffner
(1810-1887)
22 September 186928 May 1870248 daysNational LandownersFrijs
15
Christen Andreas Fonnesbech
Fonnesbech, Christen AndreasChristen Andreas Fonnesbech
(1817-1880)
28 May 187014 July 18744 years, 47 daysNational LandownersHolstein-Holsteinborg
16
Fritz Tobiesen [da]
Tobiesen, FritzFritz Tobiesen [da]
(1829-1908)
14 July 187411 June 1875332 daysIndependentFonnesbech
17
Erik Skeel [da]
Skeel, ErikErik Skeel [da]
(1818-1884)
11 June 187529 August 18849 years, 79 daysHøjreEstrup
18
Hilmar Finsen [da]
Finsen, HilmarHilmar Finsen [da]
(1824-1886)
29 August 18848 August 1885344 daysHøjreEstrup
19
Hans Peter Ingerslev
Finsen, HilmarHans Peter Ingerslev
(1831-1896)
8 August 188515 January 18948 years, 160 daysHøjreEstrup
20
Hugo Egmont Hørring
Hørring, Hugo EgmontHugo Egmont Hørring
(1842-1909)
15 January 189423 May 18973 years, 128 daysHøjreReedtz-Thott
21
Vilhelm Bardenfleth [da]
Bardenfleth, VilhelmVilhelm Bardenfleth [da]
(1850-1933)
23 May 189728 August 18992 years, 97 daysHøjreHørring
22
Ludvig Ernst Bramsen [da]
Bramsen, Ludvig ErnstLudvig Ernst Bramsen [da]
(1847-1914)
28 August 189924 July 19011 year, 330 daysHøjreSehested
23
Enevold Sørensen
Sørensen, EnevoldEnevold Sørensen
(1850-1920)
24 July 190114 January 19056 years, 174 daysVenstre ReformDeuntzer
24
Sigurd Berg [da]
Berg, SigurdSigurd Berg [da]
(1868-1921)
14 January 190512 October 19086 years, 174 daysVenstre ReformChristensen I-II

Interior ministers under Frederik VIII (1906-1912)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
25
Klaus Berntsen
Berntsen, KlausKlaus Berntsen
(1866-1946)
12 October 190828 October 19091 year, 16 daysVenstre ReformHolstein-Ledreborg
26
Peter Rochegune Munch
Munch, Peter RochegunePeter Rochegune Munch
(1870-1948)
28 October 19095 July 1910250 daysSocial LiberalsZahle I
27
Jens Jensen-Sønderup [da]
Jensen-Sønderup, JensJens Jensen-Sønderup [da]
(1862-1949)
5 July 191021 June 19132 years, 351 daysVenstreBerntsen

Interior ministers under Christian X (1912-1947)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
28
Ove Rode
Rode, OveOve Rode
(1867-1933)
21 June 191330 March 19206 years, 283 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
29
Waldemar Oxholm [da]
Rode, OveWaldemar Oxholm [da]
(1868-1945)
30 March 19205 April 19206 daysNonpartisanLiebe
30
Henrik Vedel [da]
Vedel, HenrikHenrik Vedel [da]
(1867-1932)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysNonpartisanFriis
(24)
Sigurd Berg [da]
Berg, SigurdSigurd Berg [da]
(1868-1921)
5 May 192011 July 1921 +1 year, 67 daysVenstreNeergaard II
31
Oluf Christian Krag [da]
Krag, Oluf ChristianOluf Christian Krag [da]
(1870-1942)
18 July 192123 April 19242 years, 287 daysVenstreNeergaard II-III
32
Christen Nielsen Hauge [da]
Hauge, Christen NielsenChristen Nielsen Hauge [da]
(1870-1940)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
(31)
Oluf Christian Krag [da]
Krag, Oluf ChristianOluf Christian Krag [da]
(1870-1942)
14 December 192630 April 19292 years, 137 daysNonpartisanMadsen-Mygdal
33
Bertel Dahlgaard
Dahlgaard, BertelBertel Dahlgaard
(1887-1972)
30 April 19298 July 194011 years, 69 daysSocial LiberalsStauning II-III-IV-V
34
Knud Kristensen
Kristensen, KnudKnud Kristensen
(1880-1962)
8 July 19409 November 19422 years, 93 daysVenstreStauning VI
Buhl I
35
Jørgen Jørgensen
Jørgensen, JørgenJørgen Jørgensen
(1888-1974)
9 November 194229 August 1943324 daysSocial LiberalsScavenius
No Danish government in between 29 August 1943 (1943-08-29) and 5 May 1945 (1945-05-05). Office is assumed by the permanent secretary.
(34)
Knud Kristensen
Kristensen, KnudKnud Kristensen
(1880-1962)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysVenstreBuhl II
36
Ejnar Martin Kjær [da]
Kjær, Ejnar MartinEjnar Martin Kjær [da]
(1893-1947)
7 November 194518 June 1947 +1 year, 223 daysVenstreKristensen

Interior ministers under Frederik IX (1947-1972)

No. Minister of the Interior Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
37
Niels Arnth-Jensen [da]
Arnth-Jensen, NielsNiels Arnth-Jensen [da]
(1883-1966)
30 June 194713 November 1947136 daysVenstreKristensen
38
Alsing Emanuel Andersen
Andersen, Alsing EmanuelAlsing Emanuel Andersen
(1893-1962)
13 November 194723 November 194710 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
39
Jens Smørum [da]
Smørum, JensJens Smørum [da]
(1891-1976)
23 November 194730 October 19502 years, 341 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
40
Aksel Møller [da]
Møller, AkselAksel Møller [da]
(1906-1958)
30 October 195030 September 19532 years, 335 daysConservativeEriksen
41
Johannes Kjærbøl [da]
Kjærbøl, JohannesJohannes Kjærbøl [da]
(1885-1973)
30 September 195330 August 19551 year, 334 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
Hansen I
42
Carl Petersen
Petersen, CarlCarl Petersen
(1894-1984)
30 August 195528 May 19571 year, 271 daysSocial DemocratsHansen I
43
Søren Olesen [da]
Olesen, SørenSøren Olesen [da]
(1891-1973)
28 May 195718 November 19603 years, 174 daysJusticeHansen II
Kampmann I
44
Hans Rynkeby Knudsen [da]
Knudsen, Hans RynkebyHans Rynkeby Knudsen [da]
(1903-1962)
18 November 19607 September 1961293 daysSocial DemocratsKampmann II
45
Lars P. Jensen [da]
Jensen, Lars PeterLars P. Jensen [da]
(1909-1986)
7 September 196126 September 19643 years, 19 daysSocial DemocratsKampmann II
Krag I
46
Hans Erling Hækkerup [da]
Hækkerup, Hans ErlingHans Erling Hækkerup [da]
(1907-1974)
26 September 19642 February 19683 years, 129 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
47
Poul Clorius Sørensen [da]
Sørensen, Poul CloriusPoul Clorius Sørensen [da]
(1904-1969)
2 February 196829 June 1969 +1 year, 147 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
48
Hans Carl Toft [da]
Toft, Hans CarlHans Carl Toft [da]
(1914-2001)
11 July 196911 October 19712 years, 92 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
49
Egon Jensen [da]
Jensen, EgonEgon Jensen [da]
(1922-1985)
11 October 197119 December 19732 years, 69 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I

Interior ministers under Margrethe II (1972-present)

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister of the Interior
(Indenrigsminister)
50
Jacob Sørensen (politician) [da]
Sørensen, JacobJacob Sørensen (politician) [da]
(1915-1990)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling
(49)
Egon Jensen [da]
Jensen, EgonEgon Jensen [da]
(1922-1985)
13 February 197530 August 19783 years, 198 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
51
Knud Enggaard
Enggaard, KnudKnud Enggaard
(born 1929)
30 August 197826 October 19791 year, 57 daysVenstreJørgensen III
52
Henning Rasmussen [da]
Rasmussen, HenningHenning Rasmussen [da]
(1926-1997)
26 October 197910 September 19822 years, 319 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IV
53
Britta Caroc Schall Holberg [da]
Holberg, Britta CarocBritta Caroc Schall Holberg [da]
(born 1941)
10 September 198212 March 19863 years, 183 daysVenstreSchlüter I
(51)
Knud Enggaard
Enggaard, KnudKnud Enggaard
(born 1929)
12 March 198610 September 19871 year, 182 daysVenstreSchlüter I
54
Thor Pedersen
Pedersen, ThorThor Pedersen
(born 1945)
10 September 198725 January 19935 years, 137 daysVenstreSchlüter II-III-IV
55
Birte Weiss
Weiss, BirteBirte Weiss
(born 1941)
25 January 199320 October 19974 years, 268 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I-II-III
56
Thorkild Simonsen
Simonsen, ThorkildThorkild Simonsen
(born 1926)
20 October 199723 February 20002 years, 126 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen III-IV
57
Karen Jespersen
Jespersen, KarenKaren Jespersen
(born 1947)
23 February 200027 November 20011 year, 277 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IV
Minister of the Interior and Health
(Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister)
58
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
Rasmussen, Lars LøkkeLars Løkke Rasmussen
(born 1964)
27 November 200123 November 20075 years, 361 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen I-II
Dismantled, role placed within the Ministry of Social Affairs
-
Karen Jespersen
Jespersen, KarenKaren Jespersen
(born 1947)
23 November 20077 April 20091 year, 135 daysVenstreA.F. Rasmussen III
Ministry of the Interior and Social Affairs
(Indenrigs- og Socialminister)
59
Karen Ellemann
Ellemann, KarenKaren Ellemann
(born 1969)
7 April 200923 February 2010322 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
Minister of the Interior and Health
(Indenrigs- og sundhedsminister)
60
Bertel Haarder
Haarder, BertelBertel Haarder
(born 1944)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
Ministry of Economy and the Interior
(Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriet)
61
Margrethe Vestager
Vestager, MargretheMargrethe Vestager
(born 1968)
3 October 20112 September 20142 years, 334 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt I-II
62
Morten Østergaard
Østergaard, MortenMorten Østergaard
(born 1976)
2 September 201428 June 2015299 daysSocial LiberalsThorning-Schmidt II
Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior
(Social- og Indenrigsministeriet)
(59)
Karen Ellemann
Ellemann, KarenKaren Ellemann
(born 1969)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
Ministry of Economy and the Interior
(Økonomi- og Indenrigsministeriet)
63
Simon Emil Ammitzbøll-Bille
Ammitzbøll-Bille, Simon EmilSimon Emil Ammitzbøll-Bille
(born 1977)
28 November 2016Incumbent3 years, 125 daysLiberal AllianceL.L. Rasmussen III
Minister for Social Affairs and the Interior
(Social- og indenrigsminister)
63
Astrid Krag
Astrid Krag
(born 1982)
27 June 2019Incumbent279 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

Notes

  • 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.

Sources


  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

List_of_Interior_Ministers_of_Denmark
 



 



 
Music Scenes