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prime minister of Norway

Kåre Willoch, former prime minister of Norway.


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


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


Counsellor, Federation Norwegian Industries, 1954-1963;member, Oslo City Council, 1952-1959;member, 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 of the Board Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, since 1998.


Married Anne Marie Jörgensen, 1954. 3 children.

Haakon Willoch

Agnes (Saure) Willoch

Anne Marie Jörgensen