He was born in Måsøy.
Trygve Olsen was the son of Parliament member Johannes Olai Olsen, but was not elected to parliament. Instead, he worked as a fisher from 1939. He was a member of the board in Norges Råfisklag from 1958 to 1966, and chairman of Fiskebåtredernes forbund from 1977 to 1979. He was the Minister of Fisheries in 1972–1973 during the cabinet Korvald.
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