Norwegian Councillors of State

1814 -

Councillor of state is the traditional title of a Norwegian member of government who is not prime minister or foreign minister. The title is often used synonymously with the title of minister.

The title of councillor of state was introduced by royal decree of 19  May 1814, after the National Assembly at Eidsvold had written it into the Constitution of 17 May. The title replaced the title of councillor of government, which had been in use since 2 March 1814.

The prime minister and the other government members form the Norwegian Council of State when meeting under the King's presidency.


2 March 1814 -