Jørgen Herman Vogt

Jørgen Herman Vogt (21 July 1784 – 12 January 1862) was a Norwegian politician who served as First Minister of Norway from 1856 to 1858, during the personal union between Sweden and Norway. The first minister was subordinated to the governor and the viceroy in the political hierarchy, but for two periods when no governor or viceroy was present, he served as a de facto prime minister of Norway.[1]

Jørgen Herman Vogt
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Jørgen Herman Vogt in the year 1847.
First Minister of Norway
In office
17 June 1856 – 16 December 1858
MonarchOscar I
Governor-GeneralSeverin Løvenskiold
Prime MinisterSeverin Løvenskiold
Frederik Due
Preceded byNicolai Krog
Succeeded byHans Christian Petersen
Personal details
Born21 July 1784
Bragernes, Drammen, Denmark-Norway
Died12 January 1862
Christiania, Sweden-Norway

Vogt was born in the Bragernes neighborhood of Drammen in Buskerud, Norway. He was the son of timber merchant Niels Nielsen Vogt (1755-1809) and Abigael Monrad (1759-1812). Vogt was brought up as one of 13 siblings in Kongsberg. He entered the University of Copenhagen in 1800 and earned his law degree in 1806. Vogt succeeded his father was district stipendiary magistrate of Nordfjord in 1809. [2]

He became a member of the finance committee of the Norwegian Constituent Assembly at Eidsvoll in 1814. In 1822, Vogt was appointed state secretary and chief of the central government office in Christiania (now Oslo). In 1825, he was appointed councillor of state and chief of the Ministry of the Army. When First Minister Nicolai Krog resigned in January 1855, Vogt succeeded him. Vogt resigned the position in December 1858.[3]


  1. ^ Paul Thyness. Jørgen Herman Vogt Norsk Biografisk Leksikon
  2. ^ Magnus A. Mardal. "Jørgen Vogt". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
  3. ^ "Jørgen Vogt, Konstituert statsminister 1827-1828, førstestatsråd 1855-1858". Regjeringen.no. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Nicolai Johan Lohmann Krog
First Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Hans Christian Petersen