Jørgen Kosmo

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Jørgen Kosmo

Jørgen Hårek Kosmo (born 5 December 1947 in Fauske) is a Norwegian politician. Since 2005 he has been Auditor General of Norway, after representing the Labour Party in the Storting (parliament) for 20 years, of which the final 4 years as President of the Storting.

Kosmo was Minister of Defence from 1993 to 1997 and Minister of Labour and Government Administration from 2000 to 2001. He has been member of the leglistature Storting from 1985 to 2005 and served as President of the Storting (speaker) from 2001 to 2005. Kosmo was in 2004 appointed County Governor of Telemark, but could not take over the position while he was member of parliament.

By profession Jørgen Kosmo is a construction worker. He has held positions of trust in the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (1974–75) and the Norwegian Union of Building Workers (1979–83). From 1979 to 1985 he was member of the municipal council of Horten, the last 2 years as mayor.


Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Jørgen Holst
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Preceded by
Laila Dåvøy
Minister of Labour and Administration
Succeeded by
Victor Norman
Preceded by
Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl
President of the Storting
Succeeded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by
Bjarne Mørk Eidem
Auditor General of Norway