Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet

Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet was the cabinet of Norway from 22 January 1955 to 28 August 1963. The government was led by Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen, marking his third term in said role. The cabinet was defeated in a motion of no-confidence in 1963 following the Kings Bay affair.

Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet
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Cabinet of Norway
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Date formed22 January 1955
Date dissolved28 August 1963
People and organisations
Head of stateHaakon VII of Norway
Olav V of Norway
Head of governmentEinar Gerhardsen
No. of ministers15
Member partyLabour Party
Status in legislatureMajority
History
Election(s)1957 parliamentary election
1961 parliamentary election
Legislature term(s)1957-1961
1961-1965
PredecessorTorp's Cabinet
SuccessorLyng's Cabinet

Cabinet membersEdit

Portfolio Minister Took office Left office Party
Prime MinisterEinar Gerhardsen22 January 195528 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Foreign AffairsHalvard Lange22 January 195528 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Justice and the PoliceJens Christian Hauge22 January 19551 November 1955 Labour
Jens Haugland1 November 195528 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Local Government and LabourUlrik Olsen22 January 19551 September 1958 Labour
Andreas Z. Cappelen1 September 19584 February 1963 Labour
Oskar Skogly4 February 196328 August 1963 Labour
Minister of DefenceNils Handal22 January 195518 February 1961 Labour
Gudmund Harlem18 February 196128 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Social AffairsRakel Seweriin22 January 19551 August 1955 Labour
Gudmund Harlem1 August 195518 February 1961 Labour
Olav Bruvik18 February 196130 December 1962 Labour
Aase Bjerkholt (acting)30 December 19624 February 1963 Labour
Olav Gjærevoll4 February 196328 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Education and Church AffairsBirger Bergersen22 January 195523 April 1960 Labour
Helge Sivertsen23 April 196028 August 1963 Labour
Minister of IndustryGustav Sjaastad22 January 19559 April 1959 Labour
Kjell Holler9 April 19594 July 1963 Labour
Trygve Lie4 July 196328 August 1963 Labour
Minister of AgricultureOlav Meisdalshagen22 January 195514 May 1956 Labour
Harald J. Løbak14 May 195623 April 1960 Labour
Einar Wøhni23 April 196028 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Trade and ShippingArne Skaug22 January 195513 January 1962 Labour
O.C. Gundersen13 January 196228 August 1963 Labour
Minister of FisheriesNils Lysø22 January 195528 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Transport and CommunicationsKolbjørn Varmann22 January 195523 April 1960 Labour
Trygve Bratteli23 April 196028 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Finance and CustomsMons Lid22 January 195528 December 1956 Labour
Trygve Bratteli28 December 195623 April 1960 Labour
Petter Jakob Bjerve23 April 19604 February 1963 Labour
Andreas Z. Cappelen4 February 196328 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Family and Consumer AffairsAase Bjerkholt1 August 195528 August 1963 Labour
Minister of Pay and PricesGunnar Bråthen1 August 19559 April 1959 Labour
Gunnar Bøe9 April 19591 September 1962 Labour
Karl Trasti1 September 196228 August 1963 Labour

State SecretariesEdit

Ministry State Secretary Period[a] Party
Office of the Prime Minister Kai Knudsen 23 January 1955 – 31 December 1955 Labour
Olaf Solumsmoen 6 January 1956 – Labour
Arnfinn Guldvog 6 January 1956 – Labour
Dagfin Juel 1 April 1956 – Labour
Kjell Gjøstein Aabrek 1 January 1958 – Labour
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dag Ramsøy Bryn – 30 April 1958 Labour
Hans Engen 1 August 1958 – Labour
Ministry of Finance Karl Trasti – 28 December 1956 Labour
Per Kleppe 25 February 1957 – 1 March 1962 Labour
Minister of Defence Sivert Andreas Nielsen 1 August 1955 – 31 July 1958 Labour
Erik Himle 1 July 1958 – 17 February 1961 Labour
Ministry of Industry Odd Gøthe – 31 August 1958 Labour
Ministry of Social Affairs Bjørn Skau 15 December 1961 – Labour
Ministry of Transport and Communications Halvard Lange Bojer 1 September 1956 – 1 May 1960 Labour
Robert Nordén 15 August 1960 – 6 January 1961 Labour
Erik Himle 1 January 1962 – Labour
Ministry of Fisheries Olaf Marcelius Grønaas – 4 May 1960 Labour
Finn Bryhni 15 June 1960 – 5 January 1962
Ministry of Agriculture Thorstein Treholt – 1 September 1957 Labour
Ministry of Church Affairs and Education Helge Sivertsen – 1 December 1956 Labour
Enevald Skadsem 2 September 1960 – Labour

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Unless otherwise noted, the period was 22 January 1955 - 28 August 1963.