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Ministry of Transport (Denmark)

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The Danish Ministry of Transport (Danish: Transportministeriet) is the Danish ministry in charge of coordinating and realizing the transport politics of Denmark.

Danish Ministry of Transport
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Department overview
Formed1892
Preceding Department
Jurisdiction Kingdom of Denmark
HeadquartersCopenhagen
Employees135[1]
Annual budget€18.77 million (current)[2]
Department executives
Websitewww.trm.dk/en.aspx

The Ministry is headed by a Permanent Secretary. The Ministry of Transport employs approximately 140 staff. The daily administration and handling of tasks and assignments on transport are carried out by a number of institutions, executive agencies, corporations, councils and boards. Counting every institution and every corporation the Ministry employs around 40.000 people

HistoryEdit

The Ministry of Transport was founded in 1892 under the name Ministry for Public Works ("Ministeriet for offentlige Arbejder"). In 1987 it changed name to Ministry of Traffic ("Trafikministeriet"), though briefly known as Ministry of Traffic and Communication ("Trafik- og Kommunikationsministeriet") during 1988 to 1989. In 2005 the energy sector was detached from Ministry of the Environment and attached to the Ministry of Traffic. In turn, the name was changed to Ministry of Transport and Energy; the energy department was transferred to what is now known as the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy in 2007.

List of ministersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Government
Took office Left office Duration
Minister for Public Works
(Minister for offentlige arbejder)
1Hans Peter Ingerslev
(1831–1896)
15 January 189420 April 1896 †2 years, 96 daysHøjreEstrup
Reedtz-Thott
2Hugo Egmont Hørring
(1842–1909)
20 April 189623 May 18971 year, 33 daysHøjreReedtz-Thott
3Christian Juul-Rysensteen [da]
(1838–1907)
24 April 190024 July 19011 year, 88 daysHøjreSehested
4Viggo Hørup
(1841–1902)
24 July 190115 February 1902 †206 daysVenstre ReformDeuntzer
5Christopher Hage [da]
(1848–1930)
15 February 190214 January 19052 years, 334 daysVenstre ReformDeuntzer
6Svend Høgsbro [da]
(1855–1910)
14 January 190524 July 19083 years, 192 daysVenstreChristensen I
7Jens Jensen-Sønderup [da]
(1862–1949)
24 July 190816 August 19091 year, 23 daysVenstreChristensen II
Neergaard I
8Thomas C. Larsen [da]
(1854–1944)
16 August 190928 October 190973 daysVenstreHolstein-Ledreborg
9Jens Jørgen Jensen-Onsted [da]
(1860–1933)
28 October 19092 February 191097 daysSocial LiberalsZahle I
10Wilhelm Weimann [da]
(1868–1942)
2 February 19105 July 1910153 daysVenstreZahle I
(8)Thomas C. Larsen [da]
(1854–1944)
5 July 191021 June 19132 years, 351 daysVenstreBerntsen
11Jens Hassing-Jørgensen [da]
(1872–1952)
21 June 191329 March 19206 years, 282 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
12N.C. Monberg [da]
(1856–1930)
29 March 19205 April 19207 daysIndependentLiebe
13K. Riis-Hansen [da]
(1876–1937)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysIndependentFriis
14Marius Abel Nielsen Slebsager [da]
(1874–1962)
5 May 192023 April 19243 years, 354 daysVenstreNeergaard IIIII
15Johannes Friis-Skotte
(1874–1946)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
16Johannes Stensballe [da]
(1874–1956)
14 December 192630 April 19292 years, 137 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
(15)Johannes Friis-Skotte
(1874–1946)
30 April 19294 November 19356 years, 188 daysSocial DemocratsStauning II
17Niels Peter Fisker [da]
(1886–1939)
4 November 193515 September 19393 years, 315 daysSocial DemocratsStauning III
18Axel I. Sørensen [da]
(1882–1947)
15 September 19398 July 1940297 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IVV
19Gunnar Larsen
(1902–1973)
8 July 194029 august 19433 years, 46 daysIndependentStauning VI
Buhl I
Scavenius
No Danish government (29 August 1943[a] – 5 May 1945). Office is assumed by the permanent secretary.
20Carl Petersen
(1894–1984)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysSocial DemocratsBuhl II
Minister for Traffic
(Trafikminister)
21Alfred Jensen
(1903–1988)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysCommunistsBuhl II
Minister for Public Works
(Minister for offentlige arbejder)
22Niels Elgaard [da]
(1879–1963)
7 November 194513 November 19472 years, 6 daysVenstreKristensen
(20)Carl Petersen
(1894–1984)
13 November 194717 September 19502 years, 308 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
23Frede Nielsen [da]
(1891–1954)
17 September 195030 October 195043 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
24Victor Larsen [da]
(1890–1952)
30 October 195025 April 19521 year, 178 daysConservativeEriksen
25Jørgen Jørgensen (da)
(1891–1963)
25 April 195230 September 19531 year, 158 daysConservativeEriksen
(20)Carl Petersen
(1894–1984)
30 September 19531 September 19551 year, 336 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft III
Hansen I
26Kai Lindberg
(1899–1985)
1 September 195528 November 196611 years, 88 daysSocial DemocratsHansen III
Kampmann III
Krag III
27Svend Horn [da]
(1906–1992)
28 November 19662 February 19681 year, 66 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
28Ove Guldberg [da]
(1918–2008)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysVenstreBaunsgaard
29Jens Kampmann [da]
(born 1937)
11 October 197119 December 19732 years, 69 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I
30Kresten Damsgaard [da]
(1903–1992)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling
31Niels Matthiasen [da]
(1924–1980)
13 February 197526 February 19772 years, 13 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
32Kjeld Olesen
(born 1932)
26 February 197730 August 19781 year, 185 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
33Ivar Hansen
(1938–2003)
30 August 197826 October 19791 year, 57 daysVenstreJørgensen III
34Jens Risgaard Knudsen [da]
(1925–1997)
26 October 197915 October 19811 year, 354 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IV
35Knud Heinesen [da]
(born 1932)
15 October 198130 December 198176 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen V
36J.K. Hansen [da]
(born 1926)
30 December 198110 September 1982254 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen V
37Arne Melchior
(1924–2016)
10 September 198214 August 1986254 daysCentre DemocratsSchlüter I
Minister for Traffic
(Trafikminister)
38Frode Nør Christensen [da]
(born 1948)
14 August 19863 June 19881 year, 294 daysCentre DemocratsSchlüter III
39H.P. Clausen [da]
(1928–1998)
3 June 198810 January 1989221 daysConservativeSchlüter III
40Knud Østergaard [da]
(1922–1993)
10 January 198918 December 19901 year, 342 daysConservativeSchlüter III
41Kaj Ikast [da]
(born 1935)
18 December 199025 January 19932 years, 38 daysConservativeSchlüter IV
42Helge Mortensen [da]
(born 1941)
25 January 199328 January 19941 year, 3 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
43Jan Trøjborg
(1955–2012)
28 January 199430 December 19962 years, 337 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen III
44Bjørn Westh [da]
(born 1944)
30 December 199623 March 19981 year, 83 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen III
45Sonja Mikkelsen
(born 1955)
23 March 199823 February 20001 year, 337 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IV
46Jacob Buksti
(1947–2016)
23 February 200027 November 20011 year, 277 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IV
47Flemming Hansen
(born 1939)
27 November 200118 February 20053 years, 83 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen I
Minister for Transport
(Transportminister)
(47)Flemming Hansen
(born 1939)
18 February 200512 September 20072 years, 206 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen II
48Jakob Axel Nielsen
(born 1967)
12 September 200723 November 200772 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen II
49Carina Christensen
(born 1972)
23 November 200710 September 2008292 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen III
50Lars Barfoed
(born 1957)
10 September 200823 February 20101 year, 166 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen III
L.L. Rasmussen I
51Hans Christian Schmidt
(born 1953)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen I
52Henrik Dam Kristensen
(born 1957)
3 October 20119 August 20131 year, 310 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt I
53Pia Olsen Dyhr
(born 1971)
9 August 20133 February 2014178 daysSFThorning-Schmidt I
54Magnus Heunicke
(born 1975)
3 February 201428 June 20151 year, 145 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt II
Minister for Transport, and Building
(Transport- og bygningsminister)
(51)Hans Christian Schmidt
(born 1953)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
Minister for Transport, Building, and Housing
(Transport-, bygnings- og boligminister)
55Ole Birk Olesen [da]
(born 1972)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysLiberal AllianceL.L. Rasmussen III
Minister for Transport
(Transportminister)
56Benny Engelbrecht
(born 1970)
27 June 2019Incumbent106 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 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.

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