Anders John Aune

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Anders John Aune (1 May 1923 – 13 November 2011)[1] was a Norwegian politician.

Originally a member of the Labour Party, Aune was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Finnmark in 1969, but was not re-elected in 1973. He was a member of Vadsø municipality council from 1951 to 1963, serving as deputy mayor in 1951–1952 and mayor in 1953–1955 and 1955–1959. His career in politics was scheduled to end with the post of County Governor of Finnmark, which he held from 1974 to 1989 (having formerly been the acting County Governor from 1963 to 1965).[1]

However, in 1989 Aune stood for election for another party, a new party led by himself and called Future for Finnmark (Framtid for Finnmark). He was elected to the national parliament for this regional protest party, but again sat only one term.[1]

Outside politics he had graduated from the University of Oslo as cand.jur. in 1948 and worked as a civil servant. In 1985 he was proclaimed Commander of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav, and also received the Order of the White Rose.[1]

During the German occupation of Norway he took part in the Norwegian resistance. He was arrested in November 1943, sent from Stavern to Stettin in December 1943, then sent to Sennheim the same month and to Buchenwald one year later, where he remained until the war's end.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Anders John Aune" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 106. ISBN 82-15-00288-9. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Kolbjørn Varmann
County Governor of Finnmark
Succeeded by
Kurt Mosbakk