Olav Gjærevoll

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Olav Gjærevoll (24 September 1916 – 30 August 1994) was a Norwegian botanist and politician for the Labour Party. Gjærevoll was a professor of botany at the University of Trondheim from 1958 to 1986, and was a specialist in alpine plants.

He was born in Tynset.

He held a variety of minister positions in different Norwegian cabinets. He was Minister of Social Affairs in 1963 and 1963–1965, interrupted by the short-lived cabinet Lyng, Minister of Wages and Prices in the first cabinet Bratteli 1971–1972 and then the first Minister of the Environment in 1972.

As an elected politician he was elected to the Storting from Sør-Trøndelag in 1965. He had previously served in the position of deputy representative during the terms 1958–1961 and 1961–1965. On the local level he was a member of Trondheim city council from 1951 to 1963, 1967 to 1968 and 1979 to 1987, serving as mayor for two periods 1958–1963 and 1979–1981.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aase Bjerkholt
Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs
1963
Succeeded by
Kjell Bondevik
Preceded by
Kjell Bondevik
Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs
1963–1965
Succeeded by
Egil Aarvik
Preceded by
Dagfinn Vårvik
Norwegian Minister of Wages and Prices
1971–1972
Succeeded by
post abolished
Preceded by
post created
Norwegian Minister of the Environment
1972
Succeeded by
Trygve Haugeland
Preceded by
John Aae
Mayor of Trondheim
1958–1963
Succeeded by
Odd Sagør
Preceded by
Axel Buch
Mayor of Trondheim
1979–1981
Succeeded by
Anne Kathrine Parow