Michelsen's Cabinet

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The Michelsen's Cabinet was a Norwegian cabinet, formed by a coalition of the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, the Moderate Liberal Party and the Coalition Party. It governed Norway between 11 March 1905 and 23 October 1907. It entered office as part of the build-up for the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905. It had the following composition:

Michelsen's Cabinet
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The cabinet in 1905. In the front, left to right: Olssøn, Arctander, Michelsen, Løvland, G. Knudsen, Vinje. Behind, left to right: Bothner, Hagerup Bull, Lehmkuhl, Chr. Knudsen.
Date formed11 March 1905
Date dissolved23 October 1907
People and organisations
Head of stateHaakon VII of Norway
Head of governmentChristian Michelsen
No. of ministers9
Member partyCoalition Party
Conservative Party
Liberal Party
Moderate Liberal Party
Status in legislatureMajority
PredecessorHagerup's Second Cabinet
SuccessorLøvland's Cabinet

Cabinet membersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime MinisterChristian Michelsen11 March 1905[a]23 October 1907 Coalition
Prime Minister in StockholmJørgen Løvland11 March 19057 June 1905 Liberal
Minister of Foreign AffairsJørgen Løvland7 June 190523 October 1907 Liberal
Minister of Justice and the PoliceChristian Michelsen11 March 19057 June 1905 Coalition
Edvard Hagerup Bull7 June 190527 November 1905 Conservative
Harald Bothner27 November 190523 October 1907 Liberal
Minister of Finance and CustomsGunnar Knudsen11 March 190531 October 1905 Liberal
Christian Michelsen31 October 190527 November 1905 Coalition
Edvard Hagerup Bull27 November 19057 November 1906 Conservative
Abraham Berge7 November 190623 October 1907 Liberal
Minister of AuditingGunnar Knudsen11 March 19057 June 1905 Liberal
Harald Bothner7 June 190527 November 1905 Liberal
Christian Michelsen27 November 190523 October 1907 Coalition
Minister of DefenceWilhelm Olssøn11 March 190525 May 1907 Conservative
Christian Michelsen (acting)25 May 190723 October 1907 Coalition
Minister of AgricultureAasmund Halvorsen Vinje11 March 19056 November 1906 Moderate Liberal
Sven Aarrestad6 November 190623 October 1907 Liberal
Minister of Education and Church AffairsChristopher Knudsen11 March 190527 January 1906 Conservative
Otto Jensen27 January 190623 October 1907 Independent
Minister of TradeSofus Arctander11 March 190523 October 1907 Liberal
Minister of LabourKristofer Lehmkuhl11 March 190528 September 1907 Conservative
Jørgen Brunchorst28 September 190723 October 1907 Independent
Member of the Council of State Division in StockholmEdvard Hagerup Bull11 March 19057 June 1905 Conservative
Harald Bothner11 March 19057 June 1905 Liberal


The State Secretary title is not to be confused with the modern title State Secretary. The old title State Secretary, used between 1814 and 1925, is now known as Secretary to the Government (Regjeringsråd).[1]



  1. ^ Sofus Arctander was acting Prime Minister from 31 August to 23 September 1905.