Gerhardsen's Second Cabinet

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Gerhardsen's Second Cabinet governed Norway between 5 November 1945 and 19 November 1951. The Labour Party (Ap) cabinet was led by Einar Gerhardsen.[1]

In May 1948, Gerhardsen told Jens Chr Hauge, that he was considering resigning.[2] Furthermore, as candidates for prime minister, Gerhardsen named Torp, Sverre Støstad and Lars Evensen.[2]

On 17 June 1948 parliament started its deliberations about the Helset Case.[3] (Something Gerhardsen knew, but did not tell parliament, was that he had certain[4] evidence that "either at the US embassy or in the top leadership of Norway's Armed Forces there were people who were willing to leak top secret info about then minister of defence's conversations with US military attaché, winter and spring 1948, in an attempt to force" the defence minister out of office—with or without the knowledge of Olaf Helset. Later in 1948 Olaf Helset resigned.

Cabinet members

Name Party From To
Prime minister Einar Gerhardsen Ap
Foreign Minister Trygve Lie Ap February 2, 1946
Halvard Lange Ap February 2, 1946
Council of State Name Party From To
Ministry of Supply Oscar Torp Ap January 10, 1948
Nils Hønsvald Ap January 10, 1948 September 14, 1950
Ministry of Church and Education Kaare Fostervoll Ap June 28, 1948
Lars Magnus Moen Ap June 28, 1948
Ministry of Industry Lars Evensen Ap December 6, 1947
Arne Drogseth Ap June 29, 1951 November 11, 1951
Ministry of Social Affairs Sven Oftedal Ap June 23, 1948
Aaslaug Aasland Ap December 20, 1948
Ministry of Agriculture Kristian Fjeld Ap
Olav Oksvik Ap December 6, 1947 March 6, 1948
Consultative Council of State Aaslaug Aasland Ap December 20, 1948
Peder Holt Ap June 30, 1948
Reidar Carlsen Ap July 1, 1946
Ministry of Labor Nils Langhelle Ap February 22, 1946
Ministry of Transport Nils Langhelle Ap February 22, 1946
Ministry of Justice Oscar Christian Gundersen Ap
Ministry of Finance Erik Brofoss Ap December 6, 1947
Olav Meisdalshagen Ap December 6, 1947
Ministry of Defense Jens Christian Hauge Ap
Ministry of Local Government and Labor Johan Ulrik Olsen Ap December 20, 1948
Ministry of Trade and Shipping Erik Brofoss Ap December 6, 1947
Ministry of Fisheries Reidar Carlsen Ap July 1, 1946

References

  1. ^ "Einar Gerhardsen's Second Government". Government.no. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b Njølstad p.352
  3. ^ Njølstad p.367
  4. ^ Njølstad p.369


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