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Grethe G. Fossum (1 November 1945 – 28 November 2019)[1] was a Norwegian politician. She served one term in the Storting from Hedmark from 1997 to 2001. She was also a deputy representative from 1989 to 1997 and 2001 to 2005. Fossum was a member of the Labour Party.[2]

Grethe G. Fossum
Born(1945-11-01)November 1, 1945
Oslo, Norway
DiedNovember 28, 2019(2019-11-28) (aged 74)
OccupationTeacher, Politician

She was born in Oslo to Kåre Gulbrandsen and Iris Pettersen. She served as a teacher and school administrator in Grue, Norway before becoming active in Labor Party politics. She was a member of the council and deputy mayor of the town from 1987 to 1991.[2]

She was first elected as a deputy representative in 1989 and re-elected in 1993. In her time as a deputy, she substitute for Kjell Borgen and Sigbjørn Johnsen during their terms and cabinet ministers. In the 1997 Norwegian parliamentary election, she was elected to a seat in her own right. She served on the Family, Culture and Administration committee and the Finance Committee. [2]

In the 2001 election, Labour saw its share of seats drop from the prior election and Fossum did not hold her seat, but was again elected as a deputy. She substituted for Sylvia Brustad during the latter’s term as a minister. [2]

Fossum died on 28 November 2019 at the age of 74.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Grethe Fossum er død". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). 2019-11-29.
  2. ^ a b c d "Fossum, Grethe G." (in Norwegian). Retrieved 6 August 2017.