Erling Brøndum

Erling Brøndum (11 July 1930 – 4 August 2017) was a Danish journalist and politician. Brøndum, a member of the Venstre political party, served as the defence minister in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Poul Hartling from 1973 to 1975.

Erling Brøndum
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Defence Minister of Denmark
In office
19 December 1973 – 29 January 1975
Prime MinisterPoul Hartling
Preceded byOrla Møller
Succeeded byOrla Møller
Personal details
Born(1930-07-11)11 July 1930
Aarhus, Denmark
Died4 August 2017(2017-08-04) (aged 87)
Birkerød, Denmark
Political partyVenstre

He began at Bornholms Tidende as a reporter, and at age 26, was named chief editor. After fourteen years as the publication's editor, Brøndum joined the staff of the Horsens Folkeblad. In 1973, Poul Hartling named Brøndum minister of defence. He left the post in 1975, and returned to Horsens Folkeblad and the Aalborg Stiftstidende.[1]


  1. ^ "Han blev chefredaktør på Bornholm som 26-årig: Erling Brøndum er død". Bornholms Tidende (in Danish). 5 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.