State Secretaries at the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister

1829 - 1906, 1939 - 1940, 1945 -

2 July 1829 -

 

At the Office of the Norwegian Prime Minister the political post as state secretary is a continuation of a post established at the Office of the Swedish Governor-General in Christiania (Oslo) on 2 July 1829 as Secretary to the Preisdent of the Norwegian Government. The post should serve the Norwegian First Minister, who presided at government meetings when the King and the Governor-General were absent.

From this post runs a line via the post as Secretary to the Prime Minister 1905-1906, interrupted 1906-1939 as the prime minister in these years was also head of a ministry, until the prime minister again had his own secretary in October 1939 and the notion Office of the Prime Minister came into use. From 1945 the Office had trhee such posts. In 1956 these now political posts at the Office of the Prime Minister had their title changed into state secretary.

The state secretaries and the political advisers are the political collaborators of the prime minister and the ministers. The state secretaries are appointed by the King, while the political advisers are appointed by the Office of the Prime Minister.

 

> State Secretaries at the Office of the Prime Minister today

  

Secretary to the President of the Norwegian Government (4 July 1829 - 1905)
1829-1876: Christian Holst
1876-1886: Carl Ludvig Christopher Ingstad
1886-1887: office vacant
1887-1889: William Collett
1889-1891: Carl Ludvig Christopher Ingstad
1891-1893: Edvard Kristoffer Storm Blom
1893-1895: Carl Ludvig Christopher Ingstad
1895-1898: Jakob von der Lippe
1898-1900: Edvard Kristoffer Storm Blom
1900-1902: Jon Halvorsen Hektoen
1902-1903: Leif Bøgh
1903-       : Paul Ivar Paulsen

Secretary to the Prime Minister (1905 - 1906, October 1939 - 25 June 1945)
        -1906: Paul Ivar Paulsen
1939-1940: Finn Solberg Larsen
1940-        : Ragna Hagen (Private Secretary)
1940-1945: Harald Juell, Hans Christian Berg, Tor Gjesdal and others

 

Secretaries to the Prime Minister (25 June 1945 - 6 January 1956)
        -1945:      Ragna Hagen (Private Secretary)
1945         :      Jens Christian Hauge
1945-1946:      Gunnar Bøe
1945-1946:     Johan Henrik Hoffman
1946-1948:      Johan Zeier Cappelen
1946-1948:      Arnfinn Guldvog
1947         :      Helge Sivertsen
1948         :      Arnfinn Vik
1948-1951:      Kai Birger Knudsen
1948-1951:      Olaf Solumsmoen (Press Secretary, Press Chief 1950-)
1949-1951:      Arne Gunnar Haarr
1951-1952:      Kai Birger Knudsen
1951-1955:      Olaf Solumsmoen
1951        :       Arne Gunnar Haarr
1951-1955:      Arnfinn Guldvog
1953-1955:      Inge Scheflo
1955-        :      Olaf Solumsmoen
1955-       :       Arnfinn Guldvog
1955         :      Kai Knudsen
1955-1956:      Oddvar S. Kvam

State Secretaries at the Office of the Prime Minister (6 January 1956 - )
       -1963:       Olaf Solumsmoen
       -1956:       Arnfinn Guldvog
1956-1963: Dagfin Juel
1958-1963: Kjell Aabrek
1963        : Ivar Johansen
1963        : Paul Thyness
1963-1965: Olaf Solumsmoen
1963-1965: Dagfinn Juel
1963-1965: Kjell Aabrek
1965-1971: Odd Bye
1966-1971: Emil Vindsetmo
1970-1971: Ole N. Hoemsnes (press and information councellor)
1971-1972: Oluf Fuglerud
1971-1972: Erik Himle
1971-1972: Arne Lie
1972        : Kjell Kristensen
1972-1973: Harald Synnes
1972-1973: Per Høybråten
1972-1973: Kjell Magne Bondevik
1973        : Oluf Arntsen
1973-1976: Oluf Fuglerud
1973-1976: Arne Lie
1973-1976: Kjell Kristensen
1976-1981: Kjell Kristensen
1976        : Oluf Fuglerud
1976-1980: Eskild Jensen
1976-1980: Paul Engstad
1980-1981: Per Vassbotn
1980-1981: Olav Bucher-Johannessen
1981        : Olav Bucher-Johannessen
1981        : Arne Øien
1981        : Wiktor Martinsen
1981-1984: Erling Norvik
1981-1984: Kjell Colding
1981-1986: Erik Nessheim
1984-1986: Arne Skauge
1984-1986: Nils Morten Udgaard
1986        : Morten Steenstrup
1986-1989: Torstein Moland
1986-1989: Ted Hanisch
1986-1989: Eldrid Nordbø
1987-1989: Arne Strand
1989-1990: Kjell Hanssen
1989-1990: Kai Eide
1989-1990: Arvid Moss
1990-1993: Bjørn Skogstad Aamo
1990-1992: Per Arne Bjerke
1990-1992: Lene Løken
1990-1994: Ole Berrefjord
1992-1995: Svein Roald Hansen
1992-1994: Gerd-Liv Valla
1992-1996: Øystein Singsaas
1994-1996: Norvald Mo
1995-1996: Martin Kolberg
1996-1997: Norvald Mo
1996-1997: Frøy Kannert
1996-1997: Britt Schultz
1996-1997: Sten R. Helland
1997-2000: Kari Husøy
1997-2000: Gunnar Husan
1997-2000: Odd Jostein Sæter
1997-1999: Jarle Skjørestad
1997-2000: Per Tore Woie
1999        : Åslaug Haga
1999-2000: Anna Kristine Jahr Røine
2000        : Tore Killingland
2000-2001: Jonas Gahr Støre
2000-2001: Norvald Mo
2000        : Hege Norheim
2000-2001: Jan-Erik Larsen
2000-2001: Lisbeth Berg-Hansen
2001-2005: Kari Husøy
2001-2005: Gunnar Husan
2001-2005: Odd Jostein Sæter
2001-2005: Eirik Moen
2001-2005: Gunnar Kvassheim
2001-2005: Siv Nordrum
2005-2006: Lars Erik Flatø
2005-2007: Bård Vegar Solhjell
2005-2008: Hege Solbakken 
2005-2012: Svein Fjellheim
2005-2007: Morten Wetland
2005-2011: Torbjørn Giæver Eriksen
2005-       : Rita Skjærvik
2006-2009: Hilde Singsaas
2006        : Anne Odden
2006        : Kjetil Hillestad
2006-2009: Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen
2007-2009: Kjersti Markusson
2008        : Snorre Wikstrøm
2008-2009: Per Johannessønn Jordal
2008-2009: Jan-Erik Larsen
2009-2012: Dagfinn Sundsbø
2009-2013: Snorre Wikstrøm
2009-2011: Mina Gerhardsen
2010-2013: Tor Brostigen
2010         : Lotte Grepp Knutsen
2011-2013: Hans Kristian Amundsen
2011-2013: Inger-Anne Ravlum
2012-2013: Halvard Ingebrigtsen
2012-2013: Erik Lahnstein
2012         : Sindre Fossum Beyer
2012-2013: Mette Nord
2013         : Halvard Ingebrigtsen
2013-        : Julie Margrethe Bordtkorb
2013-        : Lars Øy
2013-        : Sigbjørn Aanes
2013-2014: Fredrik Färber
2013-        : Laila Bokhari
2013-        : Tore Vamraak
2014-        : Himanshu Gulati
2014-        : Marit Berger Røsland

 

 

Last updated: 21.10.2014