The Liberal Party,

Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Former Member of the Folketing, The Liberal Party

Former Prime Minister

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, born January 26th 1953 in Ginnerup (Norddjurs municipality), son of farmer Knud Rasmussen and Martha Rasmussen.

Parliamentary career
Political affairs spokesman 1992-1998. Member of the Finance Committee 1982-1987, vice-chairman 1994-1998. Vice-chairman of the Economic and Political Affairs Committee 1993-1998. Vice-chairman of the Foreign Policy Committee 1998-2001. Member of the management committee of the parliamentary group of the Liberal Party 1984-1987 and 1992-2001, chairman 1998-2001.

Founder and chairman of the Young Liberals at Viborg Cathedral School 1970-1972. National chairman of the Young Liberals 1974-1976. Member of the executive committee of the Danish Youth Council 1976-1978. Member of the central board of the Liberal Party 1973-1978 and again from 1984. Vice-chairman of the national organisation of the Liberal Party 1985-1998, chairman 1998-2009. Member of the council of representatives of 'Danmarks Nationalbank' 1996-2001, and of the board of directors of 'Danmarks Nationalbank' 1998-2001.

Author of, among other works, the books »Opgør med skattesystemet« (Showdown with the Tax System), 1979, »Kampen om boligen« (The Struggle for Housing), 1982, and »Fra Socialstat til Minimalstat« (From Social State to Minimal State), 1993.

The biography is no longer updated from April 22nd 2009.

The biographies of all members of the Danish Parliament and their substitutes are available on the Danish Parliament's website.
The Administration of the Danish Parliament is responsible for publishing information regarding membership of the Danish Parliament and Government.
The individual Member of Parliament is responsible for all other information. Biographies are regularly updated.
The information is  edited by the Administration of the Danish Parliament. You can contact the editorial committee by email: 

Committee memberships and spokesmanships 
Members' current committee memberships and spokesmanships are listed here.
The Administration of the Danish Parliament receives this information from the Danish Parliamentary Groups' secretariats and posts them on the Danish Parliament's website.

Bills, speeches and questions 
The Administration of the Danish Parliament records data regarding the Danish Parliament's parliamentary documents. The Administration of the Danish Parliament also records Members' names and the dates they speak in the Chamber, put questions to the Ministers and submit Bills. This information is linked via the individual Member's page to the matters, in which the Member has been involved.

Appointments and financial interests 
The Danish Parliament's Legal Services Office, i.e. the department in the Administration of the Danish Parliament that is responsible for controlling records, records Members' appointments and financial interests. A Member of Parliament who wishes to be listed in the records is, however, personally responsible for reporting relevant information to the Legal Services Office. Members are also personally responsible for reporting any changes in their appointments and financial interests.

Listed Members are obliged to report new and amended information to the Legal Services Office not later than one month after the new information becomes available, after which time the Legal Services Office updates the records. The Legal Services Office sends listed Members an annual request to renew their consent to listing. If you have questions regarding appointments records, please call the Legal Services Office on +45 3337 3112.

Portrait photographs 
The Danish Parliament owns the copyright to portrait photographs of Members of the Danish Parliament. However, portrait photographs of Members of the Danish Parliament may be duplicated at any time provided that the source reference and photographer's name are stated. Photographic images may not, however, be changed or manipulated or used for independent, commercially exploitative purposes.



Latest update: [30.01.2018]
Editor: Biografiredaktionen