Odvar Nordli

Odvar Nordli
Odvar Nordli 1976.jpg
21st Prime Minister of Norway
In office
15 January 1976 – 4 February 1981
MonarchOlav V
Preceded byTrygve Bratteli
Succeeded byGro Harlem Brundtland
17th County Governor of Hedmark
In office
11 March 1981 – 17 September 1994
Preceded byAnfinn Lund
Succeeded byKjell Borgen
Vice President of the Storting
In office
6 February 1981 – 10 June 1985
PresidentPer Hysing-Dahl
Preceded bySvenn Stray
Succeeded byReiulf Steen
Minister of Local Government
In office
17 March 1971 – 18 October 1972
Prime MinisterTrygve Bratteli
Preceded byHelge Rognlien
Succeeded byJohan Skipnes
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1961 – 30 September 1981
Member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
In office
Personal details
Born(1927-11-03)3 November 1927
Tangen, Hedmark, Norway
Died9 January 2018(2018-01-09) (aged 90)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour
Marit Nordli (m. 1953)
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
AwardsSt. Olavs Orden stripe.svg Order of St. Olav
Military service
Allegiance Norway
Service/branchNorwegian army coat of arms.svg Norwegian Army
Years of service1948
RankOR4 NOR - Korporal Hær NY.png Corporal
Battles/warsCold War

Odvar Nordli (About this sound listen)[needs Norwegian IPA] (3 November 1927 – 9 January 2018) was a Norwegian politician from the Labour Party. He was Prime Minister of Norway from 1976 to 1981 during the Cold War.[1]Before serving as Prime Minister, Nordli served as Minister of Local Government from 1971 to 1972.

After serving as Prime Minister, Nordli served as Vice President of the Storting from 1981 through 1985. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1985 through 1996.

Early life

A son of railroad worker Eugen Nordli (1905–1991) and housewife Marie (1905–1984), born Jørgensen, Nordli grew up in Tangen in Stange, Hedmark.[2] After World War II he served in the Independent Norwegian Brigade Group in Germany, part of the Allied forces occupying post-war Germany.[3]

By education he became a certified accountant before entering politics, and worked in this field until 1961.[1] He served as deputy mayor of Stange municipality from 1951 to 1963.[2]

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