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.
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
|County governors of Nordland|
|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)|
|1942||Per von Hirsch (1902–1987)
(WWII Occupied government)
|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)|
|Davis Idin Pareli Johansen (born 1926)
(Acting governor for Hauan.)
|2007||2018||Hill-Marta Solberg (born 1951)|
|Ola Bjerkaas (born 1952)
(Acting governor for Solberg.)
|2019||present||Tom Cato Karlsen (born 1974)|
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