Hilmar Tormod Ingolf Bounsgaard (date. Hilmar Tormod Ingolf Baunsgaard; February 26, 1920 – July 2, 1989) – Danish statesman and politician. Prime Minister of Denmark from February 2, 1968 to October 11, 1971.Birth and educationHilmar Bounsgaard was born in Slagels on the island of Zealand. Bouncesgaard graduated from the Higher Commercial School and worked in private organizations.Political careerHilmar Bounsgaard joined the Venstre party and from 1948 was one of the leaders of this party. In the same year, he became chairman of the party’s youth organization. In 1957, he was first elected to the Danish parliament (Folketinget), in which he sat until 1977. He was Minister of Commerce from 1961 to 1964 in the governments of Viggo Kampmann and Jens Otto Krag. In 1964, Bouncesgaard and his party left the government. In 1968, a new government was formed from the radical left, the Venstre and the Conservative People’s Party, with Bounsgaard as prime minister. After the 1971 elections, Bouncesgaard and his government resigned. In 1977, Bouncesgaard resigned as party chairman and was by Sven Haugard.Life after political careerAfter leaving politics, became chairman of the board of the Danish newspaper Politiken, formerly the mouthpiece of the Radical Venstre party.Bouncesgaard died in 1989 and was buried in Ordrup Cemetery.