|Speaker of the Folketing|
28 November 2007 –15 September 2011
|Preceded by||Christian Mejdahl|
|Succeeded by||Mogens Lykketoft|
|Finance Minister of Denmark|
27 November 2001 –23 November 2007
|Preceded by||Pia Gjellerup|
|Succeeded by||Lars Løkke Rasmussen|
|Born||14 June 1945|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
Thor Pedersen (born 14 June 1945) is former member of Folketinget. He was representing the Liberal party, Venstre. He was Finance Minister from 27 November 2001 to 23 November 2007 as part of the Cabinets of Anders Fogh Rasmussen I and II. He was a Member of Parliament ( Folketinget ) from 1985 to 2011 and served as Speaker from 28 November 2007 until 15 September 2011.
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He was Minister of Housing from 12 March 1986 to 9 September 1987, Minister of the Interior from 10 September 1987 to 25 January 1993, Minister for Nordic Cooperation from 3 June 1988 to 18 November 1992 and Minister of Economic Affairs from 19 November 1992 to 25 January 1993.
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He was a member of Helsinge Municipal Council from 1974 to 1986, where he was also mayor from 1978 to 1986.
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Matriculated in mathematics, Frederiksborg State Upper Secondary School, 1964
Sergeant in the Royal Danish Life Guards, 1964–1966
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Master of Science in Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1978
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| Minister of Housing |
12 March 1986 – 10 September 1987
| Interior Minister of Denmark |
10 September 1987 – 25 January 1993
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
| Minister of Economic Affairs of Denmark |
19 November 1992 – 25 January 1993
| Finance Minister of Denmark |
27 November 2001 – 23 November 2007
Lars Løkke Rasmussen
| Speaker of the Folketing |
28 November 2007 – 15 September 2011