Jørgen Kosmo

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Jørgen Kosmo
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Auditor General of Norway
In office
1 October 2005 – 30 September 2013
PresidentThorbjørn Jagland
Dag Terje Andersen
Preceded byBjarne Mørk Eidem
Succeeded byPer-Kristian Foss
Minister of Defence
In office
2 April 1993 – 17 October 1997
Prime MinisterGro Harlem Brundtland
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded byJohan Jørgen Holst
Succeeded byDag Jostein Fjærvoll
Minister of Labour and Government Administration
In office
17 March 2000 – 19 October 2001
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Preceded byLaila Dåvøy
Succeeded byVictor D. Norman
President of the Storting
In office
9 October 2001 – 30 September 2005
Prime MinisterJens Stoltenberg
Kjell Magne Bondevik
Preceded byKirsti Kolle Grøndahl
Succeeded byThorbjørn Jagland
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1985 – 30 September 2005
ConstituencyVestfold
Mayor of Horten
In office
1 January 1984 – 31 December 1985
Preceded byRagnar Heitun
Succeeded byOve Bjørkavåg
Personal details
Born
Jørgen Hårek Kosmo

(1947-12-05)5 December 1947
Fauske, Norway
Died24 July 2017(2017-07-24) (aged 69)
NationalityNorwegian
Political partyLabour Party

Jørgen Hårek Kosmo (December 5, 1947 – July 24, 2017[1]) was a Norwegian politician. From 2005 to 2013 he was Auditor General of Norway, after representing the Labour Party in the Storting (parliament) for 20 years, of which the final 4 years as President of the Storting.

Kosmo was Minister of Defence from 1993 to 1997 and Minister of Labour and Government Administration from 2000 to 2001, he was member of the leglistature Storting from 1985 to 2005 and served as President of the Storting (speaker) from 2001 to 2005. Kosmo was in 2004 appointed County Governor of Telemark, but could not take over the position while he was member of parliament.

By profession Jørgen Kosmo was a construction worker, he held positions of trust in the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (1974–75) and the Norwegian Union of Building Workers (1979–83). From 1979 to 1985 he was member of the municipal council of Horten, the last 2 years as mayor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jørgen Kosmo (69) er død". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Jørgen Holst
Minister of Defence
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Preceded by
Laila Dåvøy
Minister of Labour and Administration
2000–2001
Succeeded by
Victor Norman
Preceded by
Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl
President of the Storting
2001–2005
Succeeded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by
Bjarne Mørk Eidem
Auditor General of Norway
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Per-Kristian Foss