Ove Guldberg (2 December 1918 – 28 February 2008) was a Danish engineer, businessman and politician from Venstre who served as the minister of public works from 1968 to 1971 and minister of foreign affairs from 1973 to 1975.
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
19 December 1973 – 13 February 1975
|Prime Minister||Poul Hartling|
|Preceded by||K. B. Andersen|
|Succeeded by||K. B. Andersen|
|Minister of Public Works|
2 February 1968 – 11 October 1971
|Prime Minister||Hilmar Baunsgaard|
|Preceded by||Svend Horn|
|Succeeded by||Jens Kampmann|
|Born||2 December 1918|
|Died||28 February 2008 (aged 89)|
Early life and education edit
Guldberg was the director of the Danish Engineering Association in the period 1952–1965 and of the Association of Consulting Engineers from 1965 to 1968. Between 1957 and 1968 he was also the director of a company owned by the Danish Engineering Association. In 1964 he joined the liberal party Venstre and won a seat at the Folketing where he served until 1977. He was the minister of public works in the cabinet of Prime Minister Hilmar Baunsgaard from 1968 to 1971.[note 1] Between December 1973 and February 1975 Guldberg was the foreign minister in the cabinet led by Poul Hartling. From 1973 to 1977 he was a member of the European Parliament.
Personal life and death edit
Guldberg married and had children, one of whom was a diplomat. Following his retirement from politics he and his wife, Else, lived in Spain and Ireland. They moved to Nexø in January 2003. His wife died there in September 2005, and he also died there on 28 February 2008.
- The Ministry of Public Works was later integrated into the Ministry of Transport.