Asbjørn Sjøthun

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Asbjørn Sjøthun
Asbjørn Sjøthun and Ranja Hauglid.jpg
Asbjørn Sjøthun (center) in the mid-1980s
Member of the Parliament of Norway
In office
Constituency Troms
Personal details
Born (1927-07-20)20 July 1927
Died 28 March 2010(2010-03-28) (aged 82)
Political party Labour Party

Asbjørn Sjøthun (20 July 1927 – 28 March 2010) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

He was born in Balsfjord, and took a one-year agricultural education at Gibostad. He then worked as a farmer, agronomist and in forestry. He was a member of Balsfjord municipal council from 1955 to 1971, serving as mayor from 1962 to 1969.[1]

He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Troms in 1969, and was re-elected on four occasions, his last term ending in 1989. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the terms 1961–1965 and 1965–1969. He was a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture for all his five terms, serving two terms as secretary and one term (his last term) as leader. He was also a member of the Enlarged Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence for three terms and the Election Committee for three terms.[1]

He was also a member and deputy chair of the supervisory council of the Norwegian Forest Owners Association between 1992 and 1995. He also held positions in the local sports club Nordkjosbotn IL.[1] He died in March 2010.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Asbjørn Sjøthun" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ Stensland, Leif A. (30 March 2010). "Et ruvende tre er borte". Nye Troms. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010.