Ole Konrad Ribsskog

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Ole Konrad Ribsskog (8 December 1886 – 1941) was a Norwegian educator and politician for the Labour and the Social Democratic Labour parties.

He was born in Flatanger as a son of farmers Johannes Olsen Ribsskog (1838–1910) and Marta Marie Ribsskog, née Høstland (1847–1901). He was an older brother of Adolf Ribsskog, headmaster and mayor of Steinkjer, and Bernhof Ribsskog, educator and social democratic politician.[1][2][3][4]

He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from the constituency Baklandet in 1913, and served one term.

On the local level he was elected to Trondhjem city council in 1907. From 1917 to 1919 he was mayor.[5] He also chaired the local party chapter. From 1921 to 1927 he was a member of the Social Democratic Labour Party.[2]

Outside of politics, he worked as a school teacher. He had studied in Sweden, Denmark and Germany, worked as teacher in Flatanger, Spydeberg and Drøbak before moving to Trondhjem in 1893. From 1911 he was headmaster at Trondhjem public school.

He died in January 1941 when hit by a tram.[2]


  1. ^ "Ole Konrad Ribsskog" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Maurseth, Per; Per Maurseth (1997). "Ole Konrad Ribsskog – Trondheims første Arbeiderpartiordfører". Årbok for Arbeiderbevegelsens Historielag i Trondheim (in Norwegian) (Trondheim: Arbeiderbevegelsens Historielag): 61–75. 
  3. ^ Grankvist, Rolf. "Bernhof Ribsskog". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ribsskog, Adolf". Steinkjerleksikonet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Mayors of Trondheim
Political offices
Preceded by
Odd Sverressøn Klingenberg
Mayor of Trondheim
Succeeded by
Einar Dahl