Erling Brøndum

Danish politician

Erling Brøndum (11 July 1930 – 4 August 2017) was a Danish journalist and politician. He began at Bornholms Tidende as a reporter, and at age 26, was named chief editor.

Brøndum in 1974

After fourteen years as the publication's editor, Brøndum joined the staff of the Horsens Folkeblad. In 1973, Poul Hartling named Brøndum Minister of Defence. He left the post in 1975, and returned to Horsens Folkeblad and the Aalborg Stiftstidende.

Brøndum died in Copenhagen, Denmark on 4 August 2017 at the age of 87.[1]


  1. "Han blev chefredaktør på Bornholm som 26-årig: Erling Brøndum er død". Bornholms Tidende (in Danish). 5 August 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.