Oldest and youngest ministers (1814-present)

5 oldest Ministers 1814-1884
No. Name Age Government End date
1Severin Løvenskiold79 years and 128 daysLøvenskiold/Vogt16.06.1856
2Severin Løvenskiold78 years and 181 daysLøvenskiold/Vogt09.08.1855
3Wolfgang Wensel von Haffner77 years and 130 daysSelmer02.04.1884
4Poul Christian Holst77 years and 79 daysLøvenskiold/Vogt11.04.1853
5Hans Riddervold76 years and 235 daysStang30.06.1872

5 youngest Ministers 1814-1884
No. Name Age Government Start date
1Jørgen Herman Vogt30 years and 76 daysFirst Council of State07.10.1814
2Frederik Gottschalk Heltzen Due32 years and 139 daysWedel I01.09.1828
3Paul Hansen Birch33 years and 344 daysWedel I01.07.1822
4Nicolai Johan Lohman Krog34 years and 77 daysWedel I23.08.1821
5Nicolai Johan Lohman Krog35 years and 8 daysWedel I15.06.1822
5 oldest Ministers 1884-1945
No. Name Age Government End date
1 Wilhelm Christopher Christophersen 77 years and 46 daysKnudsen I01.02.1910
2 Otto Albert Blehr 76 years and 15 daysBlehr II05.03.1923
3 Ivar Petterson Tveiten 75 years and 75 daysMowinckel I04.03.1926
4 Johannes Wilhelm Christian Steen 74 years and 271 daysSteen II20.04.1902
5 Otto Albert Blehr 73 years and 122 daysKnudsen II20.06.1920

5 youngest Ministers 1884-1945
No. Name Age Government Start date
1 Christian Pierre Mathiesen 33 years and 189 daysHagerup II22.10.1903
2 Edvard Hagerup Bull 34 years and 134 daysSverdrup06.06.1889
3 Birger Kildal 35 years and 92 daysSverdrup16.07.1884
4 Fredrik Stang Lund 35 years and 331 daysHagerup I14.10.1895
5 Birger Kildal 36 years and 15 daysSverdrup30.04.1885
5 oldest Ministers 1945-present
No. Name Age Government End date
1 Johan Ulrik Olsen 73 years and 27 days Gerhardsen III 31.08.1958
2 Kjell Bondevik 70 years and 4 days Borten 16.03.1971
3 Bjarne Lyngstad 69 years and 222 days Borten 20.08.1970
4 Johan Ulrik Olsen 69 years and 170 days Torp 21.01.1955
5 Tora Aasland (tidl. Houg) 69 years and 137 days Stoltenberg II 23.03.2012

5 youngest Ministers 1945-present
No. Name Age Government Start date
1 Hadia Tajik29 years and 65 daysStoltenberg II21.09.2012
2 Sissel Rønbeck29 years and 136 daysNordli08.10.1979
3 Sylvia Kristin Brustad29 years and 310 daysJagland25.10.1996
4 Jens Christian Hauge30 years and 174 daysGerhardsen II05.11.1945
5 Sissel Rønbeck30 years and 256 daysBrundtland I04.02.1981

5 oldest Ministers in the present Government
No. Name Age of today Start date
1 Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen55 years and 231 days13.03.2020
2 Jan Tore Sanner55 years and 21 days24.01.2020
3 Monica Mæland52 years and 111 days24.01.2020
4 Bent Høie49 years and 23 days24.01.2020
5 Knut Arild Hareide47 years and 185 days24.01.2020

5 youngest Ministers in the present Government
No. Name Age of today Start date
1 Sveinung Rotevatn33 years and 12 days24.01.2020
2 Tina Bru34 years and 39 days24.01.2020
3 Henrik Asheim36 years and 280 days24.01.2020
4 Iselin Nybø39 years and 13 days24.01.2020
5 Guri Melby39 years and 113 days13.03.2020

 

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