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Kåre Willoch

Kåre Willoch, former prime minister of Norway.

Background

  • Willoch, Kåre was born on October 3, 1928 in Oslo. Son of Haakon and Agnes (Saure) Willoch.

  • Education

    • Graduate in economics, University Oslo, 1953. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Olaf College, 1982.

    Career

    • Counsellor Federation Norwegian Industries, 1954-1963. Member Oslo City Council, 1952-1959, Storting (Norwegian Parliament), 1957-1989. Chairman Conservative Party Group in Storting, 1970-1981.

      Director Fridtjof Nausen Institute, Lysaker, Norway, since 1999. Minister of Trade and Shipping, 1963, 65-70. Secretary-general Conservative Party, 1963-1965, chairman, 1970-1974.

      Prime minister of Norway, 1981-1986. Member Nordic Council, 1970-1986, president, 1973. Past member Norwegian delegate to United Nations General Assembly, 1961.

      Chairman International Democratic Union, 1987-1989. Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee Parliament, 1986-1989. Governor Oslo and Akershus County, 1989-1998.

      Chairman Norwegian Defense Commission, 1990-1992. Chairman supervisory board Dennorske Bank, 1989-1996. Chairman board Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, since 1998.

    Connections

    • Married Anne Marie Jörgensen, 1954. 3 children.
    • father: Haakon Willoch
    • mother: Agnes (Saure) Willoch
    • spouse: Anne Marie Ju00f6rgensen
    Kåre Willoch
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    Born October 3, 1928
    Nationality
    • 1953
      University Oslo
    • 1982
      St. Olaf College
    • 1952 - 1959
      member, Oslo City Council
    • 1954 - 1963
      Counsel, lor Federation Norwegian Industries
    • 1957 - 1989
      member, Oslo City Council
    • 1970 - 1981
      chairman, Conservative Party Group in Storting
    • 1999
      director, Fridtjof Nausen Institute
      Lysaker, Akershus, Norway