Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion

The Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion is the head of the Norwegian Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion. The position has existed since 1 January 1846, when the Ministry of the Interior was created. Several different names have been used since then, with three name changes after 2000. The incumbent minister is Torbjørn Røe Isaksen of the Conservative Party.[1] From 1992 to 2001 there was also a Minister of Health position in the ministry.

List of ministersEdit

Ministry of the Interior (1846–1903)Edit

Name From To
Frederik Stang 1846 1848
Hans Christian Petersen 1848 1849
Frederik Stang 1849 1854
Christian Bretteville 1854 1858
August Christian Manthey 1858 1859
Christian Bretteville 1859 1861
Johan Christian Collett (acting) 1861 1861
August Christian Manthey 1861 1862
Christian Bretteville 1862 1865
August Christian Manthey 1865 1866
Christian Bretteville 1866 1868
Frederik Stang 1868 1869
Christian Bretteville 1869 1871
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen 1871 1871
Niels Petersen Vogt 1871 1872
Johan Collett Falsen 1872 1873
Niels Petersen Vogt 1873 1875
Christian Selmer 1875 1876
Niels Petersen Vogt 1876 1878
Christian Selmer 1878 1879
Niels Petersen Vogt 1879 1882
Christian Jensen 1882 1883
Niels Petersen Vogt 1883 1884
Niels Mathias Rye (acting) 1884 1884
Thomas Cathinco Bang 1884 1884
Sofus Arctander 1884 1885
Jacob Stang 1885 1886
Sofus Arctander 1886 1888
Walter Scott Dahl 1888 1888
Peter Olrog Schjøtt 1888 1888
Oscar Jacobsen 1888 1888
Lars Knutson Liestøl 1888 1888
Georg August Thilesen 1888 1889
Johan Henrik Paasche Thorne 1889 1890
Ole Andreas Furu 1890 1891
Wollert Konow (H) 1891 1893
Johan Henrik Paasche Thorne 1893 1894
Peter Birch-Reichenwald 1894 1895
Thomas von Westen Engelhart 1895 1897
Olaj Olsen 1897 1898
Georg August Thilesen 1898 1899
Ole Anton Qvam 1899 1900
Johannes Steen 1900 1902
Otto Blehr 1902 1903

Ministry of Social Affairs, Trade, Industry and Fisheries (1913–1916)Edit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Johan Castberg Labour Democrats 1 July 1913 22 April 1914 295 days

Knudsen II

  Kristian Friis Petersen Liberal 22 April 1914 1 October 1916 2 years, 162 days Knudsen II

Ministry of Social Affairs (1916–2005)Edit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Lars Abrahamsen Liberal 1 October 1916 20 February 1919 2 years, 142 days Knudsen II
  Paal Berg Liberal 20 February 1919 21 June 1920 1 year, 122 days Knudsen II
  Odd Klingenberg Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Bahr Halvorsen I
  Lars Oftedal Liberal 22 June 1921 20 October 1922 1 year, 122 days Blehr II
  Rasmus O. Mortensen Liberal 20 October 1922 6 March 1923 135 days Blehr II
  Odd Klingenberg Conservative 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days Bahr Halvorsen II
Berge
  Lars Oftedal Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
  Peter Morell Conservative 5 March 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 329 days Lykke
  Alfred Madsen Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
  Torjus Værland Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
  Jakob N. Vik Agrarian 12 May 1931 3 March 1933 1 year, 295 days Kolstad
Hundseid
  Ole N. I. Strømme Liberal 3 March 1933 28 October 1933 239 days Mowinckel III
  Trygve Utheim Liberal 28 October 1933 20 March 1935 1 year, 143 days Mowinckel III
  Kornelius Bergsvik Labour 20 March 1935 13 November 1936 1 year, 238 days Nygaardsvold
  Oscar Torp Labour 13 November 1936 1 July 1939 2 years, 230 days Nygaardsvold
  Sverre Støstad Labour 1 July 1939 25 June 1945 5 years, 359 days Nygaardsvold
  Sven Oftedal Labour 25 June 1945 23 June 1948 2 years, 364 days Gerhardsen I-II[a]
  Aaslaug Aasland Labour 20 December 1948 2 November 1953[b] 4 years, 317 days Gerhardsen II
Torp
  Rakel Seweriin Labour 2 November 1953 1 August 1955 1 year, 272 days Torp
Gerhardsen II
  Gudmund Harlem Labour 1 August 1955 18 February 1961 5 years, 201 days Gerhardsen II
  Olav Bruvik Labour 18 February 1961 30 December 1962 1 year, 315 days Gerhardsen II
  Olav Gjærevoll Labour 4 February 1963 28 August 1963 205 days Gerhardsen II
  Kjell Bondevik Christian Democratic 28 August 1963 25 September 1963 28 days Lyng
  Olav Gjærevoll Labour 25 September 1963 12 October 1965 2 years, 17 days Gerhardsen IV
  Egil Aarvik Christian Democratic 12 October 1965 17 March 1971 5 years, 156 days Borten
  Odd Højdahl Labour 17 March 1971 18 October 1972 1 year, 215 days Bratteli I
Bergfrid Fjose Christian Democratic 18 October 1972 16 October 1973 363 days Korvald
  Sonja Ludvigsen Labour 16 October 1973 12 July 1974 269 days Bratteli II
  Tor Halvorsen Labour 12 July 1974[c] 15 January 1976 1 year, 187 days Bratteli II
  Ruth Ryste Labour 15 January 1976 8 October 1979 3 years, 266 days Nordli
  Arne Nilsen Labour 8 October 1979 14 October 1981 2 years, 6 days Nordli
Brundtland I
  Leif Arne Heløe Conservative 14 October 1981 9 May 1986 4 years, 207 days Willoch I-II
  Tove Strand Labour 9 May 1986 16 October 1989 3 years, 160 days Brundtland II
  Wenche Frogn Sellæg Conservative 16 October 1989 3 November 1990 1 year, 18 days Syse
  Tove Veierød Labour 3 November 1990 4 September 1992 1 year, 306 days Brundtland III
  Grete Knudsen Labour 4 September 1992 24 January 1994 1 year, 142 days Brundtland III
  Hill-Marta Solberg Labour 24 January 1994 17 October 1997 3 years, 266 days Brundtland III
Jagland
  Magnhild Meltveit Kleppa Centre 17 October 1997 17 March 2000 2 years, 152 days Bondevik I
  Guri Ingebrigtsen Labour 17 March 2000 19 October 2001 1 year, 216 days Stoltenberg I
  Ingjerd Schou Conservative 19 October 2001 18 June 2004 2 years, 243 days Bondevik II
  Dagfinn Høybråten[d] Christian Democratic 18 June 2004 17 October 2005 1 year, 121 days Bondevik II

Ministry of Labour (1885–1946) and Social Inclusion (2006–present)Edit

In 2002, it had been renamed the Ministry of Social Affairs. It was then renamed Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion in 2006, thereby also re-establishing the position Minister of Labour for the first time since 1946.

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Hans Rasmus Astrup Liberal 1 September 1885 15 November 1887 2 years, 75 days Sverdrup
  Birger Kildal Liberal 15 November 1887 17 February 1888 94 days Sverdrup
  Aimar Sørenssen Liberal 17 February 1888 5 March 1888 17 days Sverdrup
  Oscar Jacobsen Liberal 5 March 1888 13 July 1889 1 year, 130 days Sverdrup
  Peter Birch-Reichenwald Conservative 13 July 1889 6 March 1891 1 year, 140 days Stang I
  Hans Nysom Liberal 6 March 1891 2 May 1893 2 years, 57 days Steen I
  Peder Nilsen Conservative 2 May 1893 15 August 1897 4 years, 105 days Stang II
Hagerup I
  Fredrik Stang Lund Liberal 15 August 1897 17 February 1898 186 days Hagerup I
  Jørgen Løvland Liberal 17 February 1898 28 February 1899 1 year, 11 days Steen II
  Hans Nysom Liberal 28 February 1899 5 June 1900 1 year, 97 days Steen II
  Jørgen Løvland Liberal 5 June 1900 22 October 1903 3 years, 139 days Steen II
Blehr I
  Albert Hansen Conservative 22 October 1903 11 March 1905 1 year, 140 days Hagerup II
  Kristofer Lehmkuhl Conservative 11 March 1905 28 September 1907 2 years, 201 days Michelsen
  Jørgen Brunchorst Independent 28 September 1907 19 March 1908 173 days Michelsen
Løvland
  Nils Claus Ihlen Liberal 19 March 1908 2 February 1910 1 year, 320 days Knudsen I
  Bernhard Brænne Conservative 2 February 1910 11 June 1910 129 days Konow
  Hans Jørgen Darre-Jenssen Free-minded Liberal 11 June 1910 20 February 1912 1 year, 254 days Konow
  Bernhard Brænne Conservative 20 February 1912 23 August 1912 185 days Bratlie
  Nils Olaf Hovdenak Conservative 23 August 1912 31 January 1913 161 days Bratlie
  Andreas Urbye Liberal 31 January 1913 26 July 1916 3 years, 177 days Knudsen II
  Martin Olsen Nalum Liberal 26 July 1916 10 May 1920 3 years, 289 days Knudsen II
  Ole Monsen Mjelde Liberal 10 May 1920 21 June 1920 42 days Knudsen II
  Cornelius Middelthon Conservative 21 June 1920 22 June 1921 1 year, 1 day Halvorsen I
  Ole Monsen Mjelde Liberal 22 June 1921 6 March 1923 1 year, 257 days Blehr II
  Cornelius Middelthon Conservative 6 March 1923 25 July 1924 1 year, 141 days Halvorsen II
Berge
  Ole Monsen Mjelde Liberal 25 July 1924 5 March 1926 1 year, 223 days Mowinckel I
  Anders Venger Conservative 5 March 1926 26 July 1926 143 days Lykke
  Worm Darre-Jenssen Conservative 26 July 1926 28 January 1928 1 year, 186 days Lykke
  Magnus Nilssen Labour 28 January 1928 15 February 1928 18 days Hornsrud
  Ole Monsen Mjelde Liberal 15 February 1928 12 May 1931 3 years, 86 days Mowinckel II
  Rasmus Langeland Agrarian 12 May 1931 3 March 1933 1 year, 295 days Kolstad
Hundseid
  Ole Monsen Mjelde Liberal 3 March 1933 20 March 1935 2 years, 17 days Mowinckel III
  Johan Nygaardsvold Labour 20 March 1935 2 October 1939 4 years, 196 days Nygaardsvold
  Olav Hindahl Labour 2 October 1939 25 June 1945 5 years, 266 days Nygaardsvold
  Johan Strand Johansen Communist 25 June 1945 5 November 1945 133 days Gerhardsen I
  Nils Langhelle Labour 5 November 1945 22 February 1946 109 days Gerhardsen II
  Bjarne Håkon Hanssen Labour 17 October 2005 20 June 2008 2 years, 247 days Stoltenberg II
  Dag Terje Andersen Labour 20 June 2008 20 October 2009 1 year, 122 days Stoltenberg II
  Hanne Bjurstrøm Labour 21 December 2009 21 September 2012 2 years, 275 days Stoltenberg II
  Anniken Huitfeldt Labour 21 September 2012 16 October 2013 1 year, 25 days Stoltenberg II
  Robert Eriksson Progress 16 October 2013 16 December 2015 2 years, 61 days Solberg
  Anniken Hauglie Conservative 16 December 2015 24 January 2020 4 years, 39 days Solberg
  Torbjørn Røe Isaksen Conservative 24 January 2020 14 October 2021 1 year, 263 days Solberg
  Hadia Tajik Labour 14 October 2021 Incumbent 98 days Støre

Consultative ministersEdit

Photo Name Party Took office Left office Tenure Cabinet
  Kirsten Hansteen Communist 25 June 1945 5 November 1945 133 days Gerhardsen I
  Aaslaug Aasland Labour 5 November 1945 20 December 1948 3 years, 45 days Gerhardsen II

List of Norwegian Ministers of Health within the Ministry of Health and Social AffairsEdit

Name From To
Werner Christie 1992 1995
Gudmund Hernes 1995 1997
Dagfinn Høybråten 1997 2000
Tore Tønne 2000 2001
Dagfinn Høybråten 2001 position defunct

For later Ministers, see Minister of Health and Care Services (Norway).

NotesEdit

  1. ^ From June 1940 to June 1945, the Norwegian government was exiled in London. Ministers of Social Affairs during this period were Andreas Diesen of the Administrative Council from April to September 1940, and Sverre Iversen briefly in 1945.
  2. ^ Aasland was acting minister from 18 May to 20 December 1948.
  3. ^ Halvorsen was acting minister from 16 April to 6 September 1974.
  4. ^ Minister of Labour and Social Affairs from 1 October 2004.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sandvik, Siv (21 September 2012). "Dette mannskapet skal vinne valget for Jens" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 21 September 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2012.