Kjell Opseth

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Kjell Opseth
Kjell Opseth 2009.jpg
Opseth in 2009
Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
In office
25 October 1996 – 17 October 1997
Prime Minister Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by Gunnar Berge
Succeeded by Ragnhild Haarstad
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
3 November 1990 – 25 October 1996
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Lars Gunnar Lie
Succeeded by Sissel Rønbeck
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1981 – 30 September 2001
Constituency Sogn og Fjordane
Personal details
Born Kjell Olav Opseth
(1936-01-02)2 January 1936
Førde, Norway
Died 3 December 2017(2017-12-03) (aged 81)
Førde, Norway
Political party Labour Party

Kjell Olav Opseth (2 January 1936 – 3 December 2017) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was Minister of Transport and Communications 1990–1996 and Minister of Local Government Affairs 1996–1997.[1] As Transport Minister, he once observed of advertising hoardings featuring model Anna Nicole Smith that "on her own [she] is not a traffic hazard. It depends where she is."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opseth, Kjell ( 1936- )" (in Norwegian). Stortinget.no. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph, 'Quotes of the Year', 29 December 1993
Political offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Berge
Norwegian Minister of Local Government and Regional Development
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Ragnhild Haarstad
Preceded by
Lars Gunnar Lie
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
1990–1996
Succeeded by
Sissel Rønbeck