In 1964, during the third cabinet Gerhardsen, he was appointed state secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Labour. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 1965, and was re-elected on one occasion. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1961–1965. During the second cabinet Bratteli from 1973 to 1976, Ulveseth was appointed Minister of Industry.
On the local level he was a member of Fjell municipality council from 1955 to 1967, serving as mayor from 1958 to 1965. From 1958 to 1965 he was also a member of Hordaland county council. His career in politics ended with the post of County Governor of Sogn og Fjordane, which he held from 1976 to 1994.
An engineer by profession, Ulveseth graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1949.
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