Bio – Egil Aarvik

Aarvik, Egil

1912 – 1990

Preacher, Politician and Newspaper Editor Christian People’s Party

Aarvik was Secretary at the Norwegian Home Mission Society 1934-1937, and worked for the Society’s local branch in the City of Stavanger in 1940-1946. He was a journalist in Dagsavisa, a daily in the City of Trondheim in 1947-1950, and subsequently became editor of that paper until 1954.

Aarvik was Secretary at the Norwegian Home Mission Society 1934-1937, and worked for the Society’s local branch in the City of Stavanger in 1940-1946. He was a journalist in Dagsavisa, a daily in the City of Trondheim in 1947-1950, and subsequently became editor of that paper until 1954.

Aarvik was also editor of Folkets Framtid, the organ of the Christian People’s Party in 1948-1965. He was a member of the Storting in 1961-1965 and in 1969-1977, was president of the Lagting in 1972-1973. From 1965 until 1971, he was Minister of Social Affairs in the non-socialist coalition government.

Egil Aarvik was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1975-1990, serving as committee chairman in1982-1990.


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