List of County Governors of Nordland

This is a list of the county governors of Nordland 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).

In 1688, the government of Norway established Nordland as an amt (or county). Originally it included most of Northern Norway except for Finnmark. The southern border of Nordland was the Bindalsfjorden, a little further north than today's county border. In 1787, the northern part of Nordland was separated from Nordland and transferred to Finnmark county to the north. In 1852, the southern border of the county was adjusted to include Sør-Bindalen in the county. In 1919, the name of the county was changed to Nordland 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 1844 until 1918 the title was Amtmann i Nordlands amt. Since 1 Jan 1919, the title has been Fylkesmann i Nordland fylke.

List of county governorsEdit

Nordland county has had the following governors:[1][2][3]

County governors of Nordland
Start End Name
1669 1686 Knud Ovessøn Gjedde (c. 1635–1707)
Served concurrently as the County Governor of Finnmark amt (1680-1682).



1686 1691 Christian Jørgensen Kruse (1636–1699)


1691 1694 Peter Christoffersen Tønder (1641–1694)


1694 1703 Christoffer Heidemann (c. 1623–1703)


1703 1704 Frederik Splet (16??–1704)


1704 1751 Ove Sørensen Schjelderup (1674–1759)


1751 1767 Hans Hagerup de Gyldenpalm (1717–1781)


1767 1771 Peter Holm (1733–1817)


1771 1789 Joachim de Knagenhielm (1727–1796)  
1789 1811 Christian Torberg Hegge (1743–1818)


1811 1815 Christen Elster (1763–1833)  
1815 1828 Johan Ernst Berg (1768–1828)


1829 1833 Adam Johan Frederik Poulsen, The Greve of Trampe (1798–1876)  
1834 1847 Lars Bastian Ridder Stabell (1798–1860)


1848 1853 Nils Weyer Arveschoug (1807–1894)


1854 1858 Paul Peter Vilhelm Breder (1816–1890)  
1858 1867 Carsten Smith (1817–1884)


1867 1878 Claus Nieuwejaar Worsøe (1822–1906)


1878 1889 Otto Benjamin Andreas Aubert (1841–1898)  
1890 1908 Rasmus Theisen (1837–1908)  
1908 1913 Anton Thorkildsen Omholt (1861–1925)  
1913 1921 Jonas Pedersen (1871–1953)


1922 1939 Olaf Amundsen (1876–1939)  
1940 1951 Karl Hess Larsen (1900–1966)


Aug
1941
1942 Per von Hirsch (1902–1987)
(WWII Occupied government)



15 Sept
1942
1945 Karl Ludvig Nøstvik (1895–1992)
(WWII Occupied government)



1951 1966 Bue Fjermeros (1912–2000)


1966 1983 Ole Aavatsmark (1918–1983)


1983 1991 Odd With (1921–2006)


1991 2007 Åshild Hauan (1941–2017)


7 June
1991
1 Sept
1993
Davis Idin Pareli Johansen (born 1926)
(Acting governor for Hauan.)



2007 2018 Hill-Marta Solberg[4] (born 1951)  
1 Jan
2008
31 Oct
2009
Ola Bjerkaas[4] (born 1952)
(Acting governor for Solberg.)



2019 present Tom Cato Karlsen[5] (born 1974)  

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.
  4. ^ a b "Fylkesmann Hill-Marta Solberg" (in Norwegian). Fylkesmannen.no. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  5. ^ "Tom Cato Karlsen blir ny fylkesmann i Nordland" (in Norwegian). Fylkesmann.no. 2018-10-26. Archived from the original on 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2018-12-01.