Thomas Madsen-Mygdal

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Thomas Madsen-Mygdal
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10th Prime Minister of Denmark
In office
14 December 1926 – 30 April 1929
MonarchChristian X
Preceded byThorvald Stauning
Succeeded byThorvald Stauning
Personal details
Born(1876-12-24)24 December 1876
Mygdal, Hjørring
Died23 February 1943(1943-02-23) (aged 66)
Copenhagen
Political partyVenstre

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal (24 December 1876 – 23 February 1943) was Prime Minister of Denmark from 14 December 1926 to 30 April 1929, as leader of a Liberal Party government. His cabinet is called the Cabinet of Madsen-Mygdal.

Early life and education

Madsen-Mygdal was born in Mygdal, Vendsyssel, the son of landstingsmand, statsrevisor N.P. Madsen-Mygdal (1835-1913) and Ane Kirstine Jacobsen (1839–1902). He became a teacher from Jelling Seminarium buter later studied agriculture.

Political career

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal was a self-taught farmer, and was also Minister of Agriculture while he was Prime Minister, as he had also been in the Cabinet of Neergaard.

His government had the parliamentary support of the Conservative People's Party, but he lost their support in 1929 when the Conservative People's Party was not satisfied with the resources allocated to the military in the budget. Having lost his parliamentary support on this important issue, new elections were held, and the Social Democrats and the Danish Social Liberal Party came into power.

The University of Aarhus was founded under his government.

Personal life and education

Madsen-Mygdal married Marie Deichmann, née Rovsing (27 December 1885 - 15 December 1955) on 15 November 1907 in Gentofte. He owned Edelgave from 1721.

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Political offices
Preceded by
O.C.S. Sonne
Minister for Agriculture of Denmark
5 May 1920 – 23 April 1924
Succeeded by
Kristen Bording
Preceded by
Thorvald Stauning
Prime Minister of Denmark
14 December 1926 – 30 April 1929
Succeeded by
Thorvald Stauning
Preceded by
Kristen Bording
Minister for Agriculture of Denmark
14 December 1926 – 30 April 1929
Succeeded by
Kristen Bording
Party political offices
Preceded by
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Leader of Venstre
1929 – 1941
Succeeded by
Knud Kristensen

References

Kristian Hvidt, Statsministre i Danmark fra 1913 til 1995 (1995)