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Hans Olav Tungesvik (22 May 1936 in Skånevik, Hordaland – 16 June 2017) was a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

The son of a farmer, Tungesvik graduated from the University of Oslo with a degree in 1964 and became a specialist in psychiatry in 1975. When not involved in politics full-time, he worked as a psychiatrist.

Tungesvik was a member of Kvinnherad municipality council from 1967 to 1969 and Etne municipality council from 1971 to 1975. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 1977, and was re-elected on one occasion.

He was the chairman of Noregs Mållag from 1965 to 1970. His son Steinulf Tungesvik got this post in 2005, and is involved in national politics too.

He died on 16 June 2017 at the age of 81 from injuries sustained after a collision between his bike and another vehicle.[1]


Cultural offices
Preceded by
Trygve Bjørgo
Chairman of Noregs Mållag
Succeeded by
Bjarne Slapgard