List of County Governors of Vest-Agder

This is a list of the County Governors of Vest-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 Aust-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 Lister og Mandals amt was also at Christianssand. In 1919, the county was renamed Vest-Agder. In 2020, Vest-Agder and Aust-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 Lister og Mandals amt. From 1919 until 2016, the title was Fylkesmann i Vest-Agder fylke.

List of County GovernorsEdit

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

County Governors of Lister og Mandals amt
Start End Name
1671 c. 1675 Robert Hamilton


1677 1681 Jens Toller Rosenheim (1636–1690)
Served concurrently as Amtmann for Nedenæs amt (1680-1681).



1681 1683 Daniel Danielsen Knoff (1614–1687)


1683 1685 Ludvig Holgersen Rosenkrantz (1625–1685)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1685 1692 Christian Stockfleth (1640–1704)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1685 1692 Claus Røyem (1638–1692)
(Acting for Stockfleth while he served as envoy to Sweden.)



1692 1699 Jørgen Hansen Burchart


1699 1711 Andreas Undall (1669–1728)


1711 1718 Povel Juel (c. 1673–1723)
(Suspended by the King from June 1713–January 1715; fired in 1718.)


1718 1745 Vilhelm Reesen (1675–1745)


1745 1768 Jens Stoud (1713–1768)


1768 1771 Magnus Theiste (1725–1791)


1771 1773 Frederik Georg Adeler (1736–1810)  
1773 1805 Peter Holm (1733–1817)


1805 1810 Hans Vilhelm Cederfeld de Simonsen (1737–1836)


1810 1814 Adam Ditlev Wedell-Wedellsborg (1782–1827)


1814 1815 Ulrik Frederik Anton de Schouboe (1782–1863)


1815 1836 Oluf Borch de Schouboe (1777–1844)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1837 1846 Niels Arntzen Sem (1782–1859)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1846 1852 Carl Valentin Falsen (1787–1852)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1852 1859 Mathias Bille Kjørboe (1794–1859)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1860 1871 Niels Petersen Vogt (1817–1894)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.
 
1871 1881 Jakob Krefting Bonnevie (1814–1881)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Christianssand stiftamt.



1882 1889 Johan Christian Georg Hvoslef (1819–1889)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Kristianssand stiftamt.
 
1889 1906 Hans Georg Jacob Stang (1830–1907)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Kristiansand stiftamt.
 
1907 1918 Daniel Bremer Juell Koren (1858–1948)
Served concurrently as Stiftamtmann for Kristiansand stiftamt (1907-1918).



County Governors of Vest-Agder fylke
1919 1928 Daniel Bremer Juell Koren (1858–1948)


1928 1948 Hagbarth Lund (1877–1963)


1942 1945 Iver Leuch Elieson (1889–1968)
(WWII Occupied government)



1948 1954 Alf Frydenberg (1896–1989)


1954 1966 Lars Evensen (1896–1969)  
1966 1982 Bue Fjermeros (1912–2000)


1982 1998 Oluf Skarpnes (1932–2019)


Dec
1998
31 Dec
2015
Ann-Kristin Olsen (born 1945)


7 Feb
2006
28 July
2006
Lars Erik Lyngdal (born 1945)
(Acting for Olsen)



Office abolished on 1 January 2016, see List of County Governors of Agder

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "Norwegian Counties". Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. ^ "Stiftamtmenn, amtmenn og fylkesmenn 1814-1994" (in Norwegian). regjeringen.no. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  3. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (2016-06-13). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2020-10-25.