Kurt Mosbakk

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Kurt Mosbakk (born 21 November 1934 is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was Minister of Trade and Shipping from 1986 to 1987, when the ministry was closed; he continued as Minister of Trade until 1989.

Born in Orkdal as the son of a joiner and a housewife, he took his primary and secondary education in Orkanger and Trondheim respectively, before taking higher education at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration from 1955 to 1958 and Harvard University from 1965 to 1966.[1]

From 1964 to 1965, under the fourth cabinet Gerhardsen, he worked as a personal secretary (today known as political advisor) in the Ministry of Defence. He had been chairman of the Workers' Youth League in Oslo from 1961 to 1963, and deputy chairman of the Workers' Youth League nationally from 1964 to 1967.[1] The chairman at that time was Ola Teigen.

He worked as an office clerk for the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions from 1969 to 1974. During this period, he had a career in local politics as deputy mayor of Lørenskog and member of Akershus county council, both from 1971 to 1974. He chaired the county chapter of the Labour Party from 1969 to 1974. He also served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament during the term 1973–1977.[1]

Mosbakk then worked as chief administrative officer in Finnmark county municipality from 1976 to 1986. In 1986 he was appointed Minister of Trade and Shipping in the second cabinet Brundtland. As the Ministry of Trade and Shipping was discontinued as of 1 January 1988, Mosbakk was transferred to a new position, that of Chief of Trade and Shipping Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He left on 13 June 1988. He returned to civil life as chief administrative officer in Østfold county municipality from 1986 to 1997,[1] with the exception of half a year as acting County Governor of Finnmark in 1990.[2]

Mosbakk was a member of the board of Framfylkingen from 1972 to 1974 and the Norwegian State Housing Bank from 1978 to 1986. He was then chairman of the board of the Norwegian State Housing Bank from 1988 to 1998, and of the bank SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge from 1989 to 2000.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Kurt Mosbakk" (in Norwegian). Stortinget.no.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bio" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bio" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bio" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bio" defined multiple times with different content
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Political offices
Preceded by
Asbjørn Haugstvedt
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping
1986–31 December 1987
Succeeded by
position abolished
Preceded by
position created
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping Affairs
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Jan Balstad
Preceded by
Anders John Aune
County Governor of Finnmark
January 1990–May 1990
(acting)
Succeeded by
Ingrid Røstad Fløtten
(acting)