Jørgen Jørgensen (politician)

Jørgen Peder Laurids Jørgensen (19 May 1888 in Kornerup – 15 December 1974), was a Danish politician and party leader. Member of Folketinget for the Social Liberal Party 1929–1960. Farmer by profession. As Minister for Education Jørgensen passed major school reforms in 1937 and 1958. He was party leader for two decades, although Bertel Dahlgaard, political spokesperson, and later minister for Economy, was co-leader. Jørgensen's mind and living was strongly influenced by the ideas of N. F. S. Grundtvig.

Two of Jørgen Jørgensen's sons, Eigil and Erling, achieved leading positions in the Danish Central Administration. A third son, Svend, took over the farm and became a mayor of his regional council twice.

Political offices
Preceded by
Frederik Borgbjerg
Education Minister of Denmark
4 November 1935 – 9 November 1942
Succeeded by
A. C. Højbjerg Christensen
Preceded by
Knud Kristensen
Interior Minister of Denmark
9 November 1942 – 5 May 1945
Succeeded by
Knud Kristensen
Preceded by
Julius Bomholt
Education Minister of Denmark
28 May 1957 – 7 September 1961
Succeeded by
K. Helveg Petersen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Peter Rochegune Munch
Political leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party
1940–1960
Succeeded by
Karl Skytte