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List of Ministers of Justice (Denmark)

List of Justice ministers (1848–present)Edit

Justice ministers under Frederick VII (1848–1863)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
1Bardenfleth, Carl EmilCarl Emil Bardenfleth [da]
(1807–1857)
22 March 184813 July 18513 years, 113 daysNonpartisanMoltke I
Moltke II
2Scheel, Anton WilhelmAnton Wilhelm Scheel [da]
(1799–1879)
13 July 185115 January 18553 years, 186 daysNonpartisanMoltke III
Moltke IV
Bluhme I
Ørsted
Bang
3Simony, Carl FrederikCarl Frederik Simony [da]
(1806–1872)
15 January 18552 December 18594 years, 321 daysNational LiberalBang
Andræ
Hall I
4Rotwitt, Carl EdvardCarl Edvard Rotwitt
(1812–1860)
[a]
2 December 18598 February 1860 †68 daysBondevennerneRotwitt
5Casse, Andreas LorenzAndreas Lorenz Casse [da]
(1803–1886)
24 February 186011 July 18644 years, 138 daysNational LiberalHall II

Justice ministers under Christian IX (1863–1906)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
6Heltzen, Eugenius Sophus ErnstEugenius Sophus Ernst Heltzen [da]
(1818–1898)
11 July 186413 March 1865245 daysHøjreHall II
7Bræstrup, CosmusCosmus Bræstrup [da]
(1789–1870)
7 April 18656 November 1865213 daysHøjreBluhme II
8Leuning, Carl Peter GramCarl Peter Gram Leuning [da]
(1820–1867)
[b]
6 November 186521 July 1867 †1 year, 257 daysNational LiberalFrijs
9Rosenørn-Teilmann, Christian Peter TheodorChristian Peter Theodor Rosenørn-Teilmann [da]
(1817–1879)
4 September 186717 August 1868348 daysNonpartisanFrijs
10von Nutzhorn, Carl Ludvig Vilhelm RømerCarl Ludvig Vilhelm Rømer von Nutzhorn [da]
(1828–1899)
17 August 186828 May 18701 year, 284 daysNonpartisanFrijs
11Krieger, Andreas FrederikAndreas Frederik Krieger
(1817–1893)
28 May 18701 July 18721 year, 309 daysNational LiberalHolstein-Holsteinborg
12Klein, Christian SophusChristian Sophus Klein [da]
(1824–1900)
1 July 187211 June 18753 years, 71 daysNational LiberalHolstein-Holsteinborg
Fonnesbech
13Nellemann, JohannesJohannes Nellemann [da]
(1831–1906)
11 June 187513 June 189621 years, 2 daysHøjreEstrup
Reedtz-Thott
14Rump, Nicolai ReimerNicolai Reimer Rump [da]
(1834–1900)
13 June 189628 August 18993 years, 76 daysHøjreReedtz-Thott
Hørring
15Hørring, Hugo EgmontHugo Egmont Hørring
(1842–1909)
28 August 189927 April 1900242 daysHøjreHørring
16Goos, August Hermann Ferdinand CarlAugust Hermann Ferdinand Carl Goos [da]
(1835–1917)
27 April 190024 July 19011 year, 88 daysHøjreSehested
17Alberti, Peter AdlerPeter Adler Alberti
(1851–1932)
24 July 190124 July 19087 years, 0 daysVenstre ReformDeuntzer
Christensen

Justice ministers under Frederik VIII (1906–1912)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
18Høgsbro, SvendSvend Høgsbro [da]
(1855–1910)
24 July 190828 October 19091 year, 96 daysVenstre ReformChristensen
Neergaard I
Holstein-Ledreborg
19Zahle, CarlCarl Theodor Zahle
(1866–1946)
28 October 19095 July 1910273 daysSocial LiberalsZahle I
20Bülow, FritsFrits Bülow
(1872–1955)
5 July 191021 June 19132 years, 351 daysVenstreBerntsen

Justice ministers under Christian X (1912–1947)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
(19)Zahle, CarlCarl Theodor Zahle
(1866–1946)
21 June 191330 March 19206 years, 283 daysSocial LiberalsZahle II
21Liebe, OttoCarl Julius Otto Liebe
(1866–1946)
30 March 19202 April 19203 daysNonpartisanLiebe
Caretaker Government
22Sindballe, KristianKristian Sindballe [da]
(1884–1953)
2 April 19205 April 19203 daysNonpartisanLiebe
Caretaker Government
23Schrøder, FrederikFrederik Carl Gram Schrøder
(1866–1936)
5 April 19205 May 192030 daysNonpartisanFriis
Caretaker Government
24Rytter, SvenningSvenning Rytter [da]
(1875–1957)
5 May 192023 April 19243 years, 354 daysVenstreNeergaard IIIII
25Steincke, Karl KristianKarl Kristian Steincke
(1880–1962)
23 April 192414 December 19262 years, 235 daysSocial DemocratsStauning I
(24)Rytter, SvenningSvenning Rytter [da]
(1875–1957)
14 December 192630 April 19292 years, 137 daysVenstreMadsen-Mygdal
(19)Zahle, CarlCarl Theodor Zahle
(1866–1946)
30 April 19294 November 19356 years, 188 daysSocial LiberalsStauning II
(25)Steincke, Karl KristianKarl Kristian Steincke
(1880–1962)
4 November 193515 September 19393 years, 315 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IIIII
26Larsen, Svend UnmackSvend Unmack Larsen
(1893–1965)
15 September 19398 July 1940297 daysSocial DemocratsStauning IVV
27Petersen, HaraldHarald Petersen [da]
(1895–1977)
8 July 19409 July 19411 year, 1 dayNonpartisanStauning VI
28Jacobsen, EigilEigil Thune Jacobsen [da]
(1880–1949)
9 July 194129 August 19432 years, 51 daysNonpartisanStauning VI
Buhl I
Scavenius
No Danish government.
Office is assumed by the permanent secretary.
[c]
29Busch-Jensen, NielsNiels Busch-Jensen [da]
(1886–1987)
5 May 19457 November 1945186 daysSocial DemocratsBuhl II
30Elmquist, AageAage Ludvig Holberg Elmquist [da]
(1888–1962)
7 November 194513 November 19472 years, 6 daysVenstreKristensen

Justice ministers under Frederik IX (1947–1972)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
(29)Høgsbro, SvendNiels Busch-Jensen [da]
(1886–1987)
13 November 194725 February 19502 years, 104 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
31Buhl, VilhelmVilhelm Buhl
(1881–1954)
25 February 19504 March 19507 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
(25)Steincke, Karl KristianKarl Kristian Steincke
(1880–1962)
4 March 195030 October 1950240 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft I
32Pedersen, HelgaHelga Pedersen
(1911–1980)
30 October 19501 October 19532 years, 336 daysVenstreEriksen
33Hækkerup, Hans ErlingHans Erling Hækkerup [da]
(1907–1974)
1 October 195326 September 196410 years, 361 daysSocial DemocratsHedtoft II
Hansen I & II
Kampmann I & II
Krag I
34Nielsen, Knud AxelKnud Axel Nielsen [da]
(1904–1994)
26 September 19642 February 19683 years, 129 daysSocial DemocratsKrag II
35Thestrup, KnudKnud Thestrup [da]
(1900–1980)
2 February 196811 October 19713 years, 251 daysConservativeBaunsgaard
(34)Nielsen, Knud AxelKnud Axel Nielsen [da]
(1904–1994)
11 October 197127 September 19731 year, 351 daysSocial DemocratsKrag III
Jørgensen I

Justice ministers under Margrethe II (1972–present)Edit

No. Justice minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Cabinet
36Hjortnæs, KarlKarl Hjortnæs [da]
(born 1934)
27 September 197319 December 197383 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen I
37Lind, NathalieNathalie Lind [da]
(1918–1999)
19 December 197313 February 19751 year, 56 daysVenstreHartling
38Møller, OrlaOrla Møller [da]
(1916–1979)
13 February 19751 October 19772 years, 230 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
39Jensen, Erling JohannesErling Johannes Jensen [da]
(1919–2000)
1 October 197730 August 1978333 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen II
(37)Lind, NathalieNathalie Lind [da]
(1918–1999)
30 August 197826 October 19791 year, 57 daysVenstreJørgensen III
40Rasmussen, HenningHenning Rasmussen [da]
(1926–1997)
26 October 197920 January 19811 year, 86 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IV
41Espersen, OleOle Espersen
(born 1934)
20 January 198110 September 19821 year, 233 daysSocial DemocratsJørgensen IVV
42Ninn-Hansen, ErikErik Ninn-Hansen
(1922–2014)
10 September 198210 January 19896 years, 122 daysConservativeSchlüter IIIIII
43Clausen, Hans PeterHans Peter Clausen [da]
(1928–1998)
10 January 19893 October 1989266 daysConservativeSchlüter III
44Schlüter, PoulPoul Schlüter
(born 1929)
3 October 19895 October 19892 daysConservativeSchlüter III
45Engell, HansHans Engell
(born 1948)
5 October 198925 January 19933 years, 112 daysConservativeSchlüter IIIIV
46Gjellerup, PiaPia Gjellerup
(born 1959)
25 January 199329 March 199363 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
47Olsen, ErlingErling Olsen
(1927–2011)
29 March 199327 September 19941 year, 182 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen I
48Westh, BjørnBjørn Westh [da]
(born 1944)
27 September 199430 December 19962 years, 94 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen II
49Jensen, FrankFrank Jensen
(born 1961)
30 December 199627 November 20014 years, 332 daysSocial DemocratsP.N. Rasmussen IIIIV
50Espersen, LeneLene Espersen
(born 1965)
27 November 200110 September 20086 years, 288 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen IIIIII
51Mikkelsen, BrianBrian Mikkelsen
(born 1966)
10 September 200823 February 20101 year, 166 daysConservativeA.F. Rasmussen III
L.L. Rasmussen I
52Barfoed, LarsLars Barfoed
(born 1957)
23 February 20103 October 20111 year, 222 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen I
53Bødskov, MortenMorten Bødskov
(born 1970)
3 October 201112 December 20132 years, 70 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt I
54Hækkerup, KarenKaren Hækkerup
(born 1974)
12 December 201320 October 2014312 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt III
55Frederiksen, MetteMette Frederiksen
(born 1977)
10 October 201428 June 2015251 daysSocial DemocratsThorning-Schmidt II
56Pind, SørenSøren Pind
(born 1969)
28 June 201528 November 20161 year, 153 daysVenstreL.L. Rasmussen II
57Poulsen, Søren PapeSøren Pape Poulsen
(born 1971)
28 November 201627 June 20192 years, 211 daysConservativeL.L. Rasmussen III
58Hækkerup, NickNick Hækkerup
(born 1968)
27 June 2019Incumbent92 daysSocial DemocratsFrederiksen
  • According to the data provided above, Helga Pedersen was the first female to serve as the Minister of Justice in Denmark.[1]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Carl Edvard Rottwitt died in office 8 February 1860 while also serving the position of Council President (i.e. Prime Minister). A successor was not nominated until 24 February.
  2. ^ Carl Peter Gram Leuning died in office 21 July 1867. A successor was not nominated until 4 September.
  3. ^ On 29 August 1943, the Danish government resigned, refusing to grant further concessions to Nazi Germany. All government operations were assumed by the permanent secretaries of the individual departments, and this arrangement lasted until the Liberation of Denmark on 5 May 1945. Since King Christian X never accepted the resignation of the government, it existed de jure until a new cabinet was formed on 5 May 1945.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Laneth, Pia Fris (2009). Lillys Danmarkshistorie (in Danish). Gyldendal A/S. ISBN 9788702067903.

SourcesEdit