Halvard Olsen

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Halvard Olsen (23 January 1886 – 5 August 1966) was a Norwegian politician and trade Union leader. He was born in Kvæfjord. He chaired the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions from 1925 to 1934.[1][2]

He was also deputy chairman of the Communist Party of Norway and the first holders of this post.

In 1946, he was sentenced to forced labour, but pardoned in 1950.


  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Halvard Olsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Bjørgum, Jorunn. "Halvard Olsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Ole O. Lian
Leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
Succeeded by
Olav Hindahl