Erling Løseth

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Erling Løseth (14 December 1927 – 29 April 2013) was a Norwegian educator and politician for the Labour Party.

He was born in Fjaler as a son of industrial laborer Emil Løseth (1897–1985) and housewife Kristine Kristiansen (1894–1984). He finished his secondary education in 1946 and graduated from Volda Teachers' College in 1949. He worked as a schoolteacher in Hyllestad for one year, then in Fjaler from 1950, Sauda from 1953, Ny-Krohnborg in Bergen from 1955 to 1957 before he became headmaster in Sunde i Sunnhordland. He served as such until 1982 and also doubled as a librarian in Husnes from 1959 to 1977. From 1982 to 1993 he was the school director in Kvinnherad municipality.[1]

He was elected to Kvinnherad municipal council in 1963, and served until 1975, the last ten years as a member of the executive committee. He was also a member of Hordaland county council from 1971 to 1979. He chaired the local party chapter for three terms (1965–1967, 1971–1973, 1977–1978).[1]

He was elected as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Hordaland in 1969, 1973 and 1977. He served his entire last term as a regular member of Parliament, moving up to fill the seats of Hallvard Bakke and Arne Nilsen who were members of the cabinet.[1]

Løseth chaired the local teachers' association, sports club and youth association. He was a board member of Den Nationale Scene from 1976 to 1980 and a deputy member of the Regional Development Fund's council from 1973 to 1987.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Erling Løseth" (in Norwegian). Storting.