List of County Governors of Møre og Romsdal

This is a list of the County Governors of Møre og Romsdal 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).

Romsdalens amt (with its current borders) was established in 1671, but after just four years (in 1675) it was divided into two amts (counties): Romsdal (which included Nordmøre) and Sunnmøre (which included Nordfjord). In 1680 (only 5 years later), Sunnmøre (including Nordfjord) was merged into Bergenhus amt. Then in 1689 (another 9 years later), the three regions of Romsdal, Sunnmøre and Nordmøre were again merged into one amt/county: Romsdalen. Then in 1701 (another 11 years later) Romsdalen amt was split and divided between Trondhjems amt (which got Romsdal and Nordmøre) and Bergenhus amt (which got Sunnmøre). In 1704 (a mere 4 years later), the three regions of Romsdal, Sunnmøre and Nordmøre were again merged into one county. The borders of the county have not been changed much since 1704. The annex parish of Vinje within the larger Hemne parish was transferred from Romsdalens amt to Søndre Trondhjems amt in 1838 (according to the 1838 Formannskapsdistrikt law, a parish could no longer be divided between two counties, so Vinje had to be in the same county as the rest of the parish). In 1919, the name of the county was changed to Møre fylke. In 1936, the name was again changed to Møre og Romsdal fylke.

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. From 1671 until 1918 the title was Amtmann i Romsdalens amt. From 1 January 1919 until 1 January 1936, the title was Fylkesmann i Møre fylke. Since 1 January 1936, the title has been Fylkesmann i Møre og Romsdal fylke

List of County GovernorsEdit

Møre og Romsdal county has had the following governors:[1][2][3]

County Governors of Møre og Romsdal
Start End Name
1671 1675 Christian Lindenow (1632–1675)


1675 1677 Fredrik von Offenberg (1610–1677)


1680 1681 Daniel Knoff (1614–1687)


1681 1691 Jonas Lilienskiold (1651–1691)


1691 1700 Iver von Ahnen (1657–1722)


1702 1703 Hans Lilienskiold (1650–1703)


1704 1719 Hans Hanssen Nobel (1657–1732)


1719 1729 Erik Must (1683–1729)  
1729 1730 Michael Worm (1707–17??)


1730 1742 Christian Sørensen Solgaard (1687–1742)


1742 1751 Christian Ulrik Tønder (1699–1751)


1751 1760 Andreas Fieldsted (1717–1788)


1760 1773 Niels Krog Collin (1718–1782)


1773 1800 Even Hammer (1732–1800)


1800 1811 Ole Hannibal Sommerfeldt (1753–1821)


1811 1840 Hilmar Meincke Krohg (1776–1851)  
1840 1853 Gudbrand Thesen (1792–1866)


1853 1893 Nils Weyer Arveschoug (1807–1894)


1893 1902 Ludvig Arnoldus Leth (1836–1902)


1902 1906 Alexander Lange Kielland (1849–1906)  
1906 1913 Birger Kildal (1849–1913)  
1914 1928 Oddmund Vik (1858–1930)


1928 1952 Trygve Utheim (1884–1952)  
1941 1945 Erling Kvadsheim (1885–1958)
(WWII Occupied government)



1952 1958 Olav Berntsen Oksvik (1887–1958)  
1958 1966 Erling Anger (1909–1999)


1966 1972 Erling Sandene (1921–2015)


1972 1977 Kåre Ellingsgård (1926–2017)


1977 1 Jan
2002
Alv Jakob Fostervoll (1932–2015)  
1 Jan
2002
1 Oct
2009
Ottar Befring (born 1939)


1 Oct
2009
2018 Lodve Solholm (born 1949)  
2019 2021 Rigmor Brøste (born 1965)
(Acting governor for Botten.)



2019 present Else-May Botten (born 1973)
(She will take office in 2021 after finishing her Parliamentary term.)
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  2. ^ "Stiftamtmenn, amtmenn og fylkesmenn 1814-1994" (in Norwegian). regjeringen.no. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  3. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (2016-06-13). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-12-01.