Jørgen Kosmo

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Jørgen Kosmo
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Auditor General of Norway
In office
President Thorbjørn Jagland
Dag Terje Andersen
Preceded by Bjarne Mørk Eidem
Succeeded by Per-Kristian Foss
Minister of Defence
In office
2 April 1993 – 17 October 1997
Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland
Preceded by Johan Jørgen Holst
Succeeded by Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Minister of Labour and Government Administration
In office
17 March 2000 – 5 October 2001
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg
Preceded by Laila Dåvøy
Succeeded by Sylvia Brustad
16th President of the Storting
In office
9 October 2001 – 30 September 2005
Preceded by Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl
Succeeded by Thorbjørn Jagland
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1985 – 30 September 2005
Constituency Vestfold
Mayor of Horten
In office
Preceded by Ragnar Heitun
Succeeded by Ove Bjørkavåg
Personal details
Born Jørgen Hårek Kosmo
(1947-12-05)December 5, 1947
Fauske, Norway
Died July 24, 2017(2017-07-24) (aged 69)
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Labour Party

Jørgen Hårek Kosmo (December 5, 1947 – July 24, 2017[1]) was a Norwegian politician. From 2005 to 2013 he was Auditor General of Norway, after representing the Labour Party in the Storting (parliament) for 20 years, of which the final 4 years as President of the Storting.

Kosmo was Minister of Defence from 1993 to 1997 and Minister of Labour and Government Administration from 2000 to 2001. He was member of the leglistature Storting from 1985 to 2005 and served as President of the Storting (speaker) from 2001 to 2005. Kosmo was in 2004 appointed County Governor of Telemark, but could not take over the position while he was member of parliament.

By profession Jørgen Kosmo was a construction worker. He held positions of trust in the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (1974–75) and the Norwegian Union of Building Workers (1979–83). From 1979 to 1985 he was member of the municipal council of Horten, the last 2 years as mayor.


  1. ^ "Jørgen Kosmo (69) er død". dagbladet.no (in Norwegian). July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2017. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Jørgen Holst
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Dag Jostein Fjærvoll
Preceded by
Laila Dåvøy
Minister of Labour and Administration
Succeeded by
Victor Norman
Preceded by
Kirsti Kolle Grøndahl
President of the Storting
Succeeded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
Preceded by
Bjarne Mørk Eidem
Auditor General of Norway
Succeeded by
Per-Kristian Foss