Archive of Ministers
Tables and figures
The Archive of Ministers consists of data about the Norwegian governments since 1814. Information about the ministers may be accessed either through 'government' or 'ministry' as the overarching structure. All in all the data contain information on three levels:
- government (e.g. party composition, type of government, cause of resignation)
- ministry (overview of existing and non-exixting ministries and the persons who were in office)
- minister (e.g. party affiliation, birth date (death date), Storting activity, education, other employment)
Additionally, we have also arranged some simple statistics, i.e., gender distributions, age distributions and various seniorities. These statistics might show some of the potential of the available data.
The search function
If you are interested in a certain person, the easiest thing to do would be to search for this person directly. However, worth noticing here is that in connection with 'Find person' we have also made a name index that includes all the persons that exist in NSD's Archives of Politicians. In other words: all former and present members (and quite a lot of substitutes) of the Storting are included in this index. With that regard we have made a simple table that systematically indicates whether the indexed persons have taken office as minister and/or state secretary and/or member of the Storting.