List of County Governors of Aust-Agder

This is a list of the County Governors of Aust-Agder county in Norway. The office of County Governor is a government agency of the Kingdom of Norway. The title was Amtmann (before 1919) and then Fylkesmann (after 1919). On 1 January 2016, the office was merged with the County Governor of Vest-Agder into the County Governor of Aust- og Vest-Agder in preparation for the merger of the two counties on 1 January 2020.

The diocesan county called Stavanger stiftamt was established in 1669 by the King and it had several subordinate counties (amt) including Agdesiden amt. In 1671, Agdesiden amt was divided into Lister og Mandals amt (later called Vest-Agder) and Nedenæs amt (later called Aust-Agder). In 1682, the Stavanger stiftamt headquarters was moved to the town of Christianssand and renamed Christianssand stiftamt. The seat of Nedenæs amt was in the town of Arendal. In 1919, the county was renamed Aust-Agder. In 2020, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder counties were merged into Agder county.

The county governor is the government's representative in the county. The governor carries out the resolutions and guidelines of the Storting and Government. This is done first by the county governor performing administrative tasks on behalf of the ministries. Secondly, the county governor also monitors the activities of the municipalities and is the appeal body for many types of municipal decisions.

NamesEdit

The word for county (amt or fylke) has changed over time as has the name of the county. From 1671 until 1918, the title was Amtmann i Nedenæs amt. From 1919 until 2016, the title was Fylkesmann i Aust-Agder fylke.[citation needed]

List of County GovernorsEdit

Aust-Agder county has had the following governors:[1][2][3]

County Governors of Nedenæs amt
Start End Name
1671 1679 Ove Juul (1615–1688)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1680 1681 Jens Toller Rosenheim (1636–1690)


1681 1691 Jørgen Müller (1648–1695)


1691 1694 Christian Stockfleth (1639–1704)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Lister og Mandals amt (1691–1692).
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt (1691–1692).
 
1691 1692 Claus Røyem (1638–1692)
(Acting for Stockfleth while he served as envoy to Sweden.)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Lister og Mandals amt (1691–1692).
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt (1691–1692).
1694 1700 Mats de Tonsberg (1640–1705)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1700 1711 Christian Frederik Powisch (c. 1650–1711)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1711 1718 Henrik Adeler (1660–1718)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1718 1728 Johan Sigismund Hassius Lillienpalm (1664–1729)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1728 1730 Alexander Frederik Møsting (1680–1737)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1730 1738 Johan Albrecht With (1683–1754)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1738 1742 Carl Juel (1706–1767)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1742 1746 Heinrich von Reuss (1707–1783)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1746 1751 Joachim Hartvig Johan von Barner (1699–1768)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1751 1766 Frederik Adeler (1700–1766)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1767 1767 Gustav Frederik Holck-Winterfeldt (1733–1776)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1767 1781 Hans Hagerup Gyldenpalm (1717–1781)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1781 1788 Frederik Georg Adeler (1736–1810)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1788 1789 Frederik Moltke (1754–1836)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1789 1800 Hans Christoph Diderik Victor von Levetzow (1754–1829)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1800 1804 Otto Joachim Moltke (1770–1853)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1804 1810 Nicolai Emanuel de Thygeson (1772–1860)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1810 1812 Hans Vilhelm Cederfeld de Simonsen (1777–1836)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1812 1815 Oluf Borch de Schouboe (1777–1844)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1815 1837 Ulrik Frederik Anton de Schouboe (1782–1863)


1837 1848 Henrik Harboe (1785–1848)  
1849 1860 Iver Steen Thomle (1812–1889)  
1860 1863 Henrik Laurentius Helliesen (1824–1900)  
1863 1868 Niels Wisløff Rogstad (1814–1880)


1868 1895 Niels Cornelius Bonnevie (1827–1899)


1896 1906 Nicolai C.G. Prebensen (1850–1938)  
1906 1908 Sigurd Lambrechts (1863–1941)


1908 1916 Sven Aarrestad (1850–1942)  
1917 1919 Hans Thomas Knudtzon (1857–1921)


County Governors of Aust-Agder fylke
1919 1921 Hans Thomas Knudtzon (1857–1921)


1921 24 Jan
1942
Jonas Pedersen (1871–1953)


29 Jan
1942
7 May
1945
Hans Henrik Petersen[4] (1886–1969)
(WWII Occupied government)
 
8 May
1945
1 Dec
1945
Eilif Løvrak Holmesland[5] (1896–1959)
(Acting governor after the occupation ended.)



1945 1961 Nils Hjelmtveit (1892–1985)  
1961 1974 Henrik Svensen (1904–2007)


1974 1983 Ebba Lodden (1913–1997)


1983 1994 Signe Marie Stray Ryssdal (1924–2019)  
10 Jan
1995
31 Dec
2007
Hjalmar Inge Sunde (born 1937)


1 Jan
2008
30 Sep
2009
Svein Åril (born 1946)
(Acting for Djupedal while he finished his term in Parliament.)



1 Oct
2009
31 Dec
2015
Øystein Djupedal (born 1960)  
Office abolished on 1 January 2016, see List of County Governors of Agder

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Stiftamtmenn, amtmenn og fylkesmenn 1814-1994" (in Norwegian). regjeringen.no. 24 October 1995. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  3. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (13 June 2016). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  4. ^ Lid, Geir (7 March 2009). "Mannen som forsvant fra historien". Agderposten (in Norwegian). pp. 32–35.
  5. ^ "Eilif Løvrak Holmesland" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 27 October 2020.