Finn Lied

Norwegian politician (1916-2014)

Finn Lied (12 April 191610 October 2014) was a Norwegian military researcher and politician. He was a member of the Labour Party. He was born in Fana, Norway.

Finn Lied
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Lied in 1970
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
17 March 1971 – 18 October 1972
Prime MinisterTrygve Bratteli
Preceded bySverre Walter Rostoft
Succeeded byOla Skjåk Bræk
Personal details
Born(1916-04-12)12 April 1916
Fana, Norway
Died10 October 2014(2014-10-10) (aged 98)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour Party

He served as a captain in the army from 1944 to 1945, and civil engineer. From 1946 to 1956 he was a researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. He had 41 positions in different government councils, boards and agencies. He served as the Minister of Industry in 1971–1972, in the Bratteli's First Cabinet. From 1973 to 1984 he was the chairman of Statoil.[1]

From 1971 he was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He was also a fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.[2] He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1980, and became Honorary Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in 1982.

Lied died in Oslo, Norway, aged 98.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Skogseth, Arne (23 March 1984). "NTH-sjef Statoil-formann". VG (in Norwegian). p. 3.
  2. "Medlemmer: LIED, Finn" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. Retrieved 11 May 2013.