Poul Søgaard, Danish politician, Died at 93

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Poul Søgaard (née Pedersen) was born on November 12, 1923, and died on December 13, 2016.

He was a Danish politician.

Soon after his 1923 birth in Odense, Poul Pedersen was adopted by Johannes Søgaard, and his name was changed accordingly.

During 1939, he joined the Social Democrats.

Poul Søgaard was elected to the party council for Odense in 1951, and three years later began serving on the city Council.

Poul Søgaard ran for and won a seat on the Folketing in 1960.

Poul Søgaard was a parliamentarian for thirty years until he stepped down in 1990.

During the midst of his legislative career, Søgaard also served as defense minister under Anker Jørgensen from 1977 to 1982.

Poul Søgaard passed away at 93 years old.

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