|Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs|
|Prime Minister||Per Borten|
|Preceded by||Olav Gjærevoll|
|Succeeded by||Odd Højdahl|
December 12, 1912|
|Died||July 19, 1990(aged 77)|
|Political party||Christian Democratic Party|
He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo in 1961, and was re-elected on two occasions (1969 and 1973). He had previously served in the position of deputy representative during the term 1958–1961.
In 1965, having recently lost his Parliament seat in the general election, Aarvik was appointed Minister of Social Affairs in the centre-right cabinet Borten. He held the position until the cabinet Borten fell in 1971. Meanwhile Aarvik was appointed to the Borten cabinet, Kåre Kristiansen filled his seat in Parliament, which had been regained in the 1969 general election.
He was President of the Lagting 1972–1973.
On the local level Aarvik was a member of Strinda municipality council during the term 1951–1955.
Outside of politics he worked as a journalist in Dagsavisa, Trondheim from 1947 to 1950 before advancing to be editor-in-chief of that newspaper until 1955. He was editor-in-chief of Folkets Framtid from 1948 to 1965. He was also chairman of the board of International Federation of the Blue Cross, Norwegian branch, from 1960 to 1962. From 1977 to 1981 he worked in Norwegian Church Aid. He was vice chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1975 to 1982, and chairman from 1982 to 1990.
|Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs
|Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee