Minister of Defence (Norway)

Norwegian defence ministers after 1945
Odd Roger EnoksenFrank Bakke JensenIne Marie Eriksen SøreideAnne-Grete Strøm-ErichsenEspen Barth EideGrete FaremoAnne-Grete Strøm-ErichsenKristin Krohn DevoldBjørn Tore GodalEldbjørg LøwerDag Jostein FjærvollJørgen KosmoJohan Jørgen HolstPer Ditlev-SimonsenJohan Jørgen HolstRolf PresthusAnders SjaastadThorvald StoltenbergRolf Arthur HansenAlv Jakob FostervollJohan KleppeAlv Jakob FostervollGunnar HellesenOtto Grieg TidemandGudmund HarlemHåkon KyllingmarkGudmund HarlemNils Kristoffer HandalKai Birger KnudsenNils LanghelleJens Christian HaugeOscar Torp

The Norwegian Minister of Defence is the head of the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. The position has existed since 1814. The incumbent minister since 14 October 2021 is Odd Roger Enoksen of the Centre Party.

Between 1819 and 1885 the Ministry was split into two different ministries, the Ministry of the Navy and the Army Ministry.

List of Norwegian Ministers of Defence (1814–1885)Edit

Name From To
The position was named Chief of 6th Ministry from 1814 to 1818
Diderik Hegermann 1814 1816
Peter Motzfeldt 1816 1818
Mathias Sommerhielm 1818 1819
The position was named Minister of the Army from 1818 to 1885
Jonas Collett 1819 1819
Nicolai Krog 1822 1825
Jørgen Herman Vogt 1825 1826
Nicolai Krog 1826 1828
Thomas Fasting 1828 1829
Nicolai Krog 1839 1832
Thomas Fasting 1832 1833
Nicolai Krog 1833 1835
Valentin Sibbern 1835 1836
Nicolai Krog 1836 1837
Palle Rømer Fleischer 1837 1839
Oluf Borch de Schouboe 1839 1839
Valentin Sibbern 1839 1840
Palle Rømer Fleischer 1840 1842
Oluf Borch de Schouboe 1842 1843
Palle Rømer Fleischer 1843 1846
Valentin Sibbern 1846 1847
Palle Rømer Fleischer 1847 1848
Thomas Edvard von Westen Sylow 1848 1851
Hans Christian Petersen 1851 1852
Ole Wilhelm Erichsen 1852 1852
Hans Christian Petersen 1852 1853
Thomas Edvard von Westen Sylow 1852 1853
Hans Glad Bloch 1853 1856
Hans Christian Petersen 1856 1857
Harald Wergeland (acting) 1857 1857
Hans Christian Petersen 1857 1857
Hans Glad Bloch 1857 1860
Harald Wergeland 1860 1862
August Christian Manthey 1862 1863
Harald Wergeland 1863 1866
August Christian Manthey 1866 1867
Harald Wergeland 1867 1868
Niels Christian Irgens 1868 1872
August Christian Manthey 1872 1872
Lorentz Henrik Müller Segelcke 1872 1874
Christian Selmer 1874 1875
Anders Sandøe Ørsted Bull (acting) 1875 1875
Christian Selmer 1875 1875
Anders Sandøe Ørsted Bull (acting) 1875 1875
Lorentz Henrik Müller Segelcke 1875 1877
Adolph Frederik Munthe 1877 1879
Christian Selmer 1879 1880
Adolph Frederik Munthe 1880 1881
Anders Sandøe Ørsted Bull (acting) 1881 1881
Adolph Frederik Munthe 1881 1884
Anders Sandøe Ørsted Bull (acting) 1884 1884
Lars Christian Dahll 1884 1884
Ludvig Daae 1884 1885
The position was named Minister of Defence from 1885 to present

Ministers of Defence (1885–present)Edit

KeyEdit

  Christian Democratic Party
  Conservative Party
  Centre Party
  Coalition Party
  Labour Party
  Liberal Party
  Free-minded Liberal Party
  Independent

MinistersEdit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Johan Sverdrup Liberal 1 September 1885 13 July 1889 3 years, 315 days Sverdrup
  Edvard Hans Hoff Conservative 13 July 1889 6 March 1891 1 year, 236 days Stang I
  Peter T. Holst Liberal 6 March 1891 2 May 1893 2 years, 57 days Steen I
  Wilhelm Olssøn Conservative 2 May 1893 15 July 1894 1 year, 74 days Stang II
  Johannes Harbitz Conservative 15 July 1894 27 April 1895 286 days Stang II
  Wilhelm Olssøn Conservative 27 April 1895 17 February 1898 2 years, 296 days Stang II
Hagerup I
  Peter T. Holst Liberal 17 February 1898 6 November 1900 2 years, 262 days Steen II
  Georg Stang Liberal 6 November 1900 9 June 1903 2 years, 215 days Steen II
Blehr I
  Thomas Heftye Liberal 9 June 1903 22 October 1903 135 days Blehr I
  Oscar Strugstad Coalition 22 October 1903 11 March 1905 1 year, 140 days Hagerup II
  Wilhelm Olssøn Conservative 11 March 1905 25 May 1907 2 years, 75 days Michelsen
  Karl Friedrich Griffin Dawes Liberal 23 October 1907 19 March 1908 148 days Løvland
  Thomas Heftye Liberal 19 March 1908 11 April 1908 23 days Knudsen I
  Haakon D. Lowzow Liberal 11 April 1908 20 August 1909 1 year, 131 days Knudsen I
  August Spørck Liberal 20 August 1909 2 February 1910 166 days Knudsen I
  Karl Bull Conservative 2 February 1910 20 February 1912 2 years, 18 days Konow
  Jens Bratlie Conservative 20 February 1912 31 January 1913 346 days Bratlie
  Hans Vilhelm Keilhau Liberal 31 January 1913 8 August 1914 1 year, 189 days Knudsen II
  Christian T. Holtfodt Liberal 8 August 1914 20 February 1919 4 years, 196 days Knudsen II
  Rudolf Peersen Liberal 20 February 1919 17 June 1919 117 days Knudsen II
  Ivar Aavatsmark Liberal 17 June 1919 21 June 1920 1 year, 4 days Knudsen II
  Karl Wilhelm Wefring Free-minded Liberal 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Bahr Halvorsen I
  Ivar Aavatsmark Liberal 22 June 1921 6 March 1923 1 year, 257 days Blehr II
  Karl Wilhelm Wefring Free-minded Liberal 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge
  Rolf Jacobsen Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
  Karl Wilhelm Wefring Free-minded Liberal 5 March 1926 26 July 1926 143 days Lykke
  Ingolf Elster Christensen Conservative 26 July 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 186 days Lykke
  Fredrik Monsen Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
  Torgeir Anderssen-Rysst Liberal 28 January 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 104 days Mowinckel II
  Vidkun Quisling Independent 12 May 1931 3 March 1933 1 year, 295 days Kolstad
Hundseid
  Jens Isak Kobro Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III
  Fredrik Monsen Labour 20 March 1935 22 December 1939 4 years, 277 days Nygaardsvold
  Birger Ljungberg Conservative 22 December 1939 20 March 1942 2 years, 88 days Nygaardsvold
  Oscar Torp Labour 20 March 1942 5 November 1945 3 years, 230 days Nygaardsvold
Gerhardsen I
  Jens Christian Hauge Labour 5 November 1945 5 January 1952 6 years, 61 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
  Nils Langhelle Labour 5 January 1952 15 June 1954 2 years, 161 days Torp
  Kai Birger Knudsen Labour 15 June 1954 22 January 1955 221 days Torp
  Nils Handal Labour 22 January 1955 18 February 1961 6 years, 27 days Gerhardsen III
  Gudmund Harlem Labour 18 February 1961 28 August 1963 2 years, 191 days Gerhardsen III
  Håkon Kyllingmark Conservative 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
  Gudmund Harlem Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV
  Otto Grieg Tidemand Conservative 12 October 1965 5 June 1970 4 years, 236 days Borten
  Gunnar Hellesen Conservative 5 June 1970 17 March 1971 285 days Borten
  Alv Jakob Fostervoll Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
  Johan Kleppe Liberal 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
  Alv Jakob Fostervoll Labour 16 October 1973 15 January 1976 2 years, 91 days Bratteli II
  Rolf Arthur Hansen Labour 15 January 1976 8 October 1979 3 years, 266 days Nordli
  Thorvald Stoltenberg Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
  Anders C. Sjaastad Conservative 14 October 1981 25 April 1986 4 years, 193 days Willoch I-II
  Rolf Presthus Conservative 25 April 1986 9 May 1986 14 days Willoch II
  Johan Jørgen Holst Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II
  Per Ditlev-Simonsen Conservative 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse
  Johan Jørgen Holst Labour 3 November 1990 2 April 1993 2 years, 150 days Brundtland III
  Jørgen Kosmo Labour 2 April 1993 17 October 1997 4 years, 198 days Brundtland III
Jagland
  Dag Jostein Fjærvoll Christian Democratic 17 October 1997 15 March 1999 1 year, 149 days Bondevik I
  Eldbjørg Løwer Liberal 15 March 1999 17 March 2000 1 year, 2 days Bondevik I
  Bjørn Tore Godal Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I
  Kristin Krohn Devold Conservative 19 October 2001 17 October 2005 3 years, 363 days Bondevik II
  Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen Labour 17 October 2005 20 October 2009 4 years, 3 days Stoltenberg II
  Grete Faremo Labour 20 October 2009 11 November 2011 2 years, 22 days Stoltenberg II
  Espen Barth Eide Labour 11 November 2011 21 September 2012 315 days Stoltenberg II
  Anne-Grete Strøm-Erichsen Labour 21 September 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 25 days Stoltenberg II
  Ine Eriksen Søreide Conservative 16 October 2013 20 October 2017 4 years, 4 days Solberg
  Frank Bakke-Jensen Conservative 20 October 2017 14 October 2021 3 years, 359 days Solberg
  Odd Roger Enoksen Centre 14 October 2021 Incumbent 7 days Støre

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