Arnfinn Vik

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Arnfinn Vik
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Born (1901-05-20)20 May 1901
Drammen, Norway
Died 13 September 1990(1990-09-13) (aged 89)
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Politician

Arnfinn Vik (20 May 1901 – 13 September 1990) was a Norwegian politician who served as Mayor of Oslo.

He was born at Drammen in Buskerud, Norway. He participated in the Left Communist Youth League's military strike action of 1924. He was convicted for assisting in this crime and sentenced to 4 months of prison. He was secretary of the Oslo Labour Party in 1936 and was a member of the Oslo City Council from 1938.[1]

He was a central resistance member during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany (1940-1945) and served as a leader of the Norwegian resistance group, Hjemmefrontens Ledelse. After the end of World War II, he served as mayor of Oslo from 1945 to 1947. He was later director of the Oslo housing authority (Boligforvaltning). [2][3]


  1. ^ "Arnfinn Vik". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Magne Skodvin. "hjemmefronten". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "boligpolitikk - Boliglovgivning". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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Preceded by
Rolf Stranger
Mayor of Oslo
Succeeded by
Halvdan Eyvind Stokke