Administrative Council (Norway)

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The Administrative Council (Norwegian: Administrasjonsrådet) was a council established by the Supreme Court to govern Norway. The council was established on 15 April 1940, replacing Quisling's First Cabinet, and sat until 25 September, when it was replaced by the Reichskommissariat Norwegen headed by Josef Terboven. The council consisted of seven people and was led by Ingolf Elster Christensen.

Member Portfolio
Ingolf Elster Christensen Chair and responsible for issues related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence (limited to non-political and non-military matters), and from 4 June the Ministry of Labour.
Andreas Diesen Ministry of Social Affairs
Gunnar Jahn Ministry of Finance and Customs and until 4 June Ministry of Labour
Didrik Arup Seip Ministry of Education and Research
Ole F. Harbek Ministry of Justice
Jens Bache-Wiig Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of Supplies
Rasmus Mork Ministry of Agriculture


  • "Norwegian Government Ministries 1940-1945 - under German occupation in Oslo". Retrieved 23 October 2009.

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