List of County Governors of Troms

This is a list of the County Governors of Troms 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 1844, the Troms area were separated from Vardøhus amt to form the new Tromsø amt (county). For the first 22 years, the Tromsø and Vardøhus counties shared an amtmann. It wasn't until 1866 that Tromsø got its own county governor. In 1919, the name was changed to Troms fylke. On 1 July 2006, the Northern Sami language name for the county was granted co-official (parallel) status along with Troms, so the names became Troms fylke (Norwegian) or Romssa fylka (Northern Sami). From 1 January 2019 the County Governor offices of Troms and Finnmark were merged in anticipation of the merger of the two counties.

From 1844 until 1918, the county was subordinate to the Diocesan Governor of Tromsø who was the civil governor of the Diocese of Tromsø.

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 name of the county (Tromsø or Troms) and the word for county (amt or fylke) have changed over time. From 1844 until 1918 the title was Amtmann i Tromsø amt. Since 1 Jan 1919, the title was Fylkesmann i Troms fylke.

List of County GovernorsEdit

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

County Governors of Troms
Start End Name
1844 1853 Anton Theodor Harris (1804–1866)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt.
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Finnmarks amt.



1854 1857 Carl Frederik Motzfeldt (1808–1902)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt.
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Finnmarks amt.
 
1858 1869 Mathias Bonsach Krogh Nannestad (1815–1878)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt.
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Finnmarks amt (1858-1866).



1869 1889 Christian Collett Kjerschow (1821–1889)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt.



1889 1914 Boye Christian Riis Strøm (1847–1930)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt.



1915 1920 Klaus Nord Hoel (1865–1923)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Tromsø stiftamt (1915-1918).



1921 1928 Otto Backe (1874–1928)


1928 1938 Johannes Gerckens Bassøe (1878–1962)  
1939 1940 Gunnar Bjørn Nordbye (1897–1940)


1940 1941 Hans Gabrielsen[4] (1891–1965)
(Acting governor)



1941 1946 Hans Ougen Skotner (1903–1987)
(Acting governor)



1941 1945 Marcus Bull[5] (1895–1974)
(WWII Occupied government)



1946 1953 Arne Aas (1890–1953)


1953 1977 Kristian Even Haug (1906–2000)


1977 1991 Martin Buvik (1923–2018)


1991 2000 Leif Arne Heløe (born 1932)


2000 2002 Vilgunn Gregusson (born 1936)
(Acting governor)



2002 2014 Svein Ludvigsen (born 1946)  
2002 2006 Vilgunn Gregusson (born 1936)
(Acting governor for Ludvigsen)



2014 2017 Bård Magne Pedersen (born 1958)
(Acting governor for Aspaker)



2014 2018 Elisabeth Aspaker (born 1962)  
Office abolished on 1 January 2019,
see List of County Governors of Troms and Finnmark

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  2. ^ "Stiftamtmenn, amtmenn og fylkesmenn 1814-1994" (in Norwegian). regjeringen.no. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  3. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (2016-06-13). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  4. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Hans Julius Gabrielsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ Fjørtoft, Kjell (1997). Oppgjøret som ikke tok slutt (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. p. 16. ISBN 82-05-24493-6.