He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oppland in 1977, and was re-elected on two occasions. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1973–1977. From 1973 to 1976 he met as a regular representative, filling the seat of Thorstein Treholt who was appointed to the second cabinet Bratteli.
Outside politics he worked as a car mechanic. He was also active in the Norwegian Farmers and Smallholders Union.
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