Reidar Carlsen

Reidar Carlsen (1 July 1908 – 2 May 1987) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.[2]

Reidar Carlsen
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Chairman of Foreningen Norden in Norway
In office
Preceded byHarald Throne-Holst
Succeeded byHelge Seip
Minister of Fisheries
In office
1 July 1946 – 19 November 1951
Prime MinisterEinar Gerhardsen
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPeder Holt
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
4 December 1945 – 30 September 1961
Personal details
Born(1908-07-01)1 July 1908
Bodin, Nordland, Norway
Died2 May 1987(1987-05-02) (aged 78)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour
Erna Alvide Jensen
(m. 1932)

Reidar Carlsen was born in Bodin in Nordland county, Norway. He studied at the National School of Forestry (Skogskolen) in the community of Steinkjer (1928–1929).

He was Member of Parliament of Norway from 1945 to 1961. He was Minister of Trade 1945–1946, and Minister of Fisheries 1946–1951. He served as Director of the Regional Development Fund 1961–78.



  1. ^ "Reidar Carlsen - Norsk biografisk leksikon" (in Norwegian). Store Norske Leksikon. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  2. ^ Reidar Carlsen (Stortingets informasjonshjørne)
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Harald Throne-Holst
Chairman of Foreningen Norden in Norway
Succeeded by
Helge Seip