Berge's Cabinet

Berge's Cabinet was the government of Norway from 30 May 1923 to 25 July 1924. The cabinet was led by Prime Minister Abraham Berge. It succeeded Otto Bahr Halvorsen's second cabinet following his death, and was composed of mostly the same ministers as its predecessor. The cabinet resigned on 23 July 1924, with effect two days later, after not getting wide support in the Storting for a alcohol ban. It was succeeded by Johan L. Mowinckel's first cabinet.[1]

Berge's Cabinet
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Cabinet of Norway
Abraham Theodor Berge, 1912, L. Szacinski (firmaet), Oslo Museum, OB.SZ22556.jpg
Prime Minister Abraham Berge.
Date formed30 May 1923
Date dissolved25 July 1924
People and organisations
Head of stateHaakon VII
Head of governmentAbraham Berge
No. of ministers9
Member partyFree-minded Liberal Party
Conservative Party
Status in legislatureMinority
History
Legislature term(s)1922–1925
PredecessorBahr Halvorsen's Second Cabinet
SuccessorMowinckel's First Cabinet

Cabinet ministersEdit

The cabinet stayed mostly intact through Berge's term. The only changes was Christian Lange Rolfsen stepping in as Minister of Justice, and Karl Sanne as Minister of Education and Church Affairs following the death of Ivar B. Sælen in November 1923.

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime Minister
Minister of Finance and Customs
Abraham Berge30 May 192325 July 1924 Free-minded
Minister of Foreign AffairsChristian Fredrik Michelet30 May 192325 July 1924 Conservative
Minister of Justice and the PoliceChristian Lange Rolfsen30 May 192325 July 1924 Conservative
Minister of DefenceKarl Wilhelm Wefring30 May 192325 July 1924 Free-minded
Minister of AgricultureAnders Venger30 May 192325 July 1924 Conservative
Minister of Education and Church AffairsIvar B. Sælen30 May 192324 November 1923[b] Conservative
Karl Sanne[a]12 December 192325 July 1924 Conservative
Minister of TradeJohan Henrik Rye Holmboe30 May 192325 July 1924 Free-minded
Minister of LabourCornelius Middelthon30 May 192325 July 1924 Conservative
Minister of Social AffairsOdd Klingenberg30 May 192325 July 1924 Conservative

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Anders Venger was acting minister from 24 november to 11 December.
  2. ^ Died in office.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Abraham Berge's Cabinet" (in Norwegian). 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.