Dagfinn Vårvik

Dagfinn Vårvik (8 June 1924 – 25 March 2018)[1] was a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party. He was born in Leinstrand.

Dagfinn Vårvik
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
18 October 1972 – 16 October 1973
Prime MinisterLars Korvald
Preceded byAndreas Cappelen
Succeeded byKnut Frydenlund
Minister of Finance
In office
28 August 1963 – 25 September 1963
Prime MinisterJohn Lyng
Preceded byAndreas Cappelen
Succeeded byAndreas Cappelen
Minister of Pay and Prices
In office
12 October 1965 – 17 March 1971
Prime MinisterPer Borten
Preceded byIdar Norstrand
Succeeded byOlav Gjærevoll
Leader of the Centre Party
In office
Preceded byJohn Austrheim
Succeeded byGunnar Stålsett
Personal details
Born(1924-06-08)8 June 1924
Leinstrand, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died25 March 2018(2018-03-25) (aged 93)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyCentre
Spouse(s)Bjørg Presttrø

From August to September 1963 he was Minister of Finance during the short-lived centre-right cabinet Lyng. He was later Minister of Wages and Prices from 1965 to 1971 during the cabinet Borten, and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1972 to 1973 during the cabinet Korvald.

He served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus during the term 1961–1965. He was a deputy member of Oslo city council in 1971–1975. He was the chairman of the Centre Party from 1973 to 1977.

Vårvik graduated with a cand.oecon. degree in 1951. He worked in the newspaper Nationen from 1961 to 1991, as a journalist except for the period 1963 to 1988 when he was editor-in-chief. Vårvik died on 25 March 2018 at the age of 93.[2]


  • "Dagfinn Vårvik" (in Norwegian). Storting.

Party political offices
Preceded by Leader of the Centre Party of Norway
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Finance (Norway)
August 1963–September 1963
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Wages and Prices (Norway)
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Foreign Affairs (Norway)
Succeeded by