Alf Ivar Samuelsen

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Alf Ivar Samuelsen (born 28 February 1942) is a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

He was born in Flakstad as a son of smallholder and fisher Ingleiv Samuelsen (1908–1964) and housewife Amy Pedersen (1906–2002). He took teacher's education at Bodø Teacher's College from 1972 to 1974, and also studied history there from 1983 to 1984.[1]

He was a member of Flakstad municipal council from 1975 to 1987, serving as mayor from 1986 to 1987. He chaired the local chapter of his party from 1990 to 1994, and the regional chapter from 1994 to 1995. He was a county council member in Nordland from 1991 to 1999, and was county mayor of Nordland from 1995 to 1999. From 1999 to 2003 he was a member of the county cabinet.[1]

He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Nordland in 2005, having previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1993–1997. He was a member of the Preparatory Credentials Committee and the Enlarged Committee on Foreign Affairs during his entire term, and also the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs (until 2008) and the Standing Committee on Labour and Social Affairs (from 2008). He was not re-elected in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Alf Ivar Samuelsen" (in Norwegian). 
Political offices
Preceded by
Sigbjørn Eriksen
County mayor of Nordland
Succeeded by
Jon Tørset