Inger Lise Gjørv

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Inger Lise Gjørv (26 May 1938 – 28 March 2009) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.


She was born in Oslo as the daughter of physician Sverre Strand (1906–1992) and housewife Liv Alnæs (1912–2005). She enrolled as a student in 1957, and graduated with the cand.mag. degree in 1962[1] from the University of Oslo. She also met her husband, Ole Andreas Gjørv, there, and they moved to Sandvollan.[2] From 1963 to 1977 she worked as a high school teacher in Steinkjer. On the local level she was a member of the executive committee of Inderøy municipal council from 1975 to 1979. She chaired the local party chapter from 1973 to 1978.[1]

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Nord-Trøndelag in 1977, and was re-elected on three occasions. During her last term, from 1989 to 1993, she was the President of the Odelsting. She was a member of several Standing Committees during her sixteen years in Parliament.[1]

From 1989 to 1993 she was also the vice president of the Council of Europe. She was a member of the now-defunct Statens Naturvernråd from 1973 to 1990, was a member of the board of Concerts Norway from 1974 to 1977, and chaired the board from 1993 to 1998. In 1994 she became a member of the National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics and a member of the board of the Norwegian Cancer Society. From 1999 to 2005 she was a member of the NTNU Museum of Natural History and Archaeology.[1]

With her husband, Inger Lise Gjørv restored the ancient farm Gjørv Gård, from a state of virtual ruin to a historic tourist attraction, which was awarded "Olavsrosen" for good restoration practice. For a number of years, they entertained groups in the agritourism business.

In 1991 she was appointed as the new County Governor of Nord-Trøndelag.[1] She was the first woman in Norway to hold the County Governor office.[2] She took office when leaving Parliament, and retired in 2008. Her replacement was acting County Governor Oddbjørn Nordset.[3] Gjørv suffered from cancer for twenty years, and died in March 2009 at the St. Olavs Hospital.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Inger Lise Gjørv" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ a b c "Inger Lise Gjørv er død". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). 28 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Nordset, Oddbjørn (30 March 2009). "Inger Lise Gjørv til minne" (in Norwegian). County Governor Office of Nord-Trøndelag. Retrieved 30 March 2009. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Oddbjørn Nordset (acting)
County Governor of Nord-Trøndelag
Succeeded by
Oddbjørn Nordset (acting)