List of governors of Greenland

This is a list of governors of Greenland. The position was established, after the positions of inspectors of Greenland was abolished. In 1950, the two governors (Danish: landsfogeder) were collected into the Governor of all of Greenland (Danish: landshøvding). The position was abolished following the Greenland's gain of home rule.

Governor of Greenland
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PrecursorInspectors of Greenland
Formation1925
First holderPhilip R. Rosendahl (North)
Knud Oldendow [de] (South)
Final holderHans Lassen
Abolished1 May 1979
SuccessionPrime Minister of Greenland

List of officeholdersEdit

Superindent of Greenland (1728–1730)Edit

No. Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Major
Claus Paarss
(1683–1762)
1728 1730 1–2 years
Poul Hansen Egede (1730-1789)

Governor of North Greenland (1925–1950)Edit

Nordgrønlands landsfoged

No. Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Philip R. Rosendahl
(1810–1988)
1925 1928 2–3 years
Jørgen Berthelsen [de]
(1895–1989)
Acting
1928 1929 0–1 years
(1) Philip R. Rosendahl
(1810–1988)
1929 1939 9–10 years
2 Eske Brun
(1904–1987)
1939 1945 5–6 years
Carl Frederik Bistrup Simony [de]
(1909–1983)
Acting
1945 1947 1–2 years
Niels Otto Christensen [de]
(1917–2003)
Acting
1947 1950 2–3 years

Governor of South Greenland (1925–1950)Edit

Sydgrønlands landsfoged

No. Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Knud Oldendow [de]
(1892–1975)
1925 1932 6–7 years
2 Aksel Svane [da]
(1898–1991)
1932 1941 8–9 years
Eske Brun
(1904–1987)
Acting
1941 1945 3–4 years
3 Carl Frederik Bistrup Simony [de]
(1909–1983)
1945 1950 4–5 years

Governor of Greenland (1950–1979)Edit

Grønlands landshøvding
No. Name
(birth–death)
Term of office Ref.
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Poul Hugo Lundsteen [de]
(1810–1988)
1950 1960 9–10 years
Finn C. Nielsen [de]
(1913–1995)
Acting
1960 1963 2–3 years
3 Niels Otto Christensen [de]
(1917–2003)
1963 1973 9–10 years
4 Hans Lassen
(1926–2011)
1973 1979 5–6 years

See alsoEdit

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