Kjeld Philip

Kjeld Løwenstein Philip (3 April 1912 in Copenhagen – 27 October 1989) was a Danish economist and politician representing the Danish Social Liberal Party. He was Trade Minister from 1957 to 1960 as member of the Cabinet of H. C. Hansen II and the Cabinet of Viggo Kampmann I, Finance Minister from 1960 to 1961 as member of the Cabinets of Viggo Kampmann I and II and Minister for the Economy from 1961 to 1964 as member of the Cabinet of Viggo Kampmann II and the Cabinet of Jens Otto Krag I.[1] He was member of the Danish parliament (the Folketing) from 1960 to 1964. His wife, Grethe Philip (1916-2016) was a member of parliament 1960–79.

As Minister of Trade, Philip introduced the regional development act as well as a number of liberalisations that followed the membership of the European Free Trade Association in 1960.[1]


  1. ^ a b Skou, Kaare R. (2005). Dansk politik A-Å (in Danish). Aschehoug, p. 539. ISBN 87-11-11652-8.
Political offices
Preceded by
Lis Groes
Trade Minister of Denmark
28 May 1957 – 31 March 1960
Succeeded by
Lars Peter Jensen
Preceded by
Viggo Kampmann
Finance Minister of Denmark
31 March 1960 – 7 September 1961
Succeeded by
Hans R. Knudsen
Preceded by
Bertel Dahlgaard
Minister for the Economy of Denmark
7 September 1961 – 26 September 1964
Succeeded by
Henry Grünbaum