Einar Gerhardsen's First Government

25 June 1945 - 5 November 1945

Labour Party (Lab.), Liberal Party (L), Conservative Party (C), Farmers' Party (F), Communist Party (Com.) and Home Front (Resistance Movement) (HF)

 

                                                              Number of government members:
                                                              25.06.1945                          15 
                                                              05.11.1945                          15

                                                              Number of prime minister's secretaries:
                                                              28.06 1945                            2
                                                              05.11.1945                            2

                                                              Number of men/women in government:
                                                              25.06.1945    14 men - 1 woman
                                                              05.11.1945    14 men - 1 woman

 

Prime Minister
Gerhardsen, Einar Henry, mayor. Prime Minister. (Lab.)


Minister of Foreign Affairs
Lie, Trygve Halvdan, Minister of Foreign Affairs. Minister of Foreign Affairs. (Lab.)


Councillors of State
Torp, Oscar Fredrik, Councillor of State. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Defence. (Lab.)

Jahn, Gunnar, former councillor of state. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Finance. (HF)

Gabrielsen, Hans Julius, county governor. Consultative Councillor of State for the reconstruction of Finnmark, in the Ministry of Provisioning and Reconstruction. (L)

Cappelen, Johan, county governor. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Justice and the Police. (C)

Bonnevie-Svendsen, Conrad, priest. Consultative Councillor of State for Church Affairs, in the Ministry of Church and Education. (HF)

Fostervoll, Kaare, headmaster. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Church and Education. (Lab.)

Frogner, Einar, farmer. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Agriculture. (F)

Evensen, Lars Samuel Myhrer, secretary. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Trade. (Lab.)

Offenberg, Egil, director. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Provisioning and Reconstruction. (C)

Hansteen, Kirsten, editor. Consultative Councillor of State for special tasks, in the Ministry of Social Affairs. (Com.)

Skjønsberg, Tor Vangen, lawyer. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Shipping. (HF)

Johansen, Johan Strand, editor. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Labour. (Com.)

Oftedal, Sven, physician. Councillor of State, Chief of the Ministry of Social Affairs. (Lab.)


Change of ministers in Gerhardsen's First Government 1945
:

Date Ministry Out of ministry Into ministry
None None


Secretaries to the Prime Minister
Hauge, Jens Christian, director. Secretary to the Prime Minister 28 June 1945.

Bøe, Gunnar, executive officer. Secretary to the Prime Minister 28 June 1945.


Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Hagen, Ragna, private secretary. Resigned June 1945.


Secretary to the Council of State
Rolsted, Bredo, Secretary on leave. Resigned 29 June 1945.

Tostrup, Olaf Alfred, acting Secretary to the Council of State. Resigned 18 October 1945.

Østern, Leif Martin, secretary. Secretary to the Council of State 18 October 1945.


The first parliamentary elections after the Second World War were held on 8 October 1945. Following the elections, Mr. Gerhardsen's Government handed in its resignation on 1 November, effective 5 November. On the same day Mr. Gerhardsen's Second Government was appointed.

Last updated: 23.02.2012