He was born in Oslo, and was a cand.oecon. by education. He was appointed state secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications on 15 August 1960 as a part of the Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet. On 6 January 1961 he left office and was hired as deputy under-secretary of state, an administrative position in the department.
In 1969 he was appointed director in the Norwegian State Railways, and in 1978 he became director-general. He left in 1987, and Tore Lindholt became acting director-general. Nordén worked as an advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy from 1988 to 1992.
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