Jens Sterri

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Jens K. Sterri (born 13 July 1923) is a Norwegian civil servant.

Born in Hafslo as the fourth of ten children, he decided to study law.[1] He graduated from the University of Oslo as cand.jur. in 1949,[2] and worked as a secretary in the Ministries of Justice and Agriculture, as well as an attorney. In 1954 he became a secretary in the Ministry of Finance, advancing to assistant secretary in 1961 and deputy under-secretary of State in 1969. He was appointed director of the Norwegian Customs and Excise Authorities in 1977, and retired in 1990.[1]

The same year he was proclaimed Commander with Star of the Order of St. Olav. He is also a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland and a Knight of the Order of the Falcon.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Norwegian News Agency (13 July 1998). "Jubilanter". Aftenposten. 
  2. ^ Jens Sterri at NRK Sogn og Fjordane County Encyclopedia (Norwegian)
Preceded by
Karl Trasti
Director of the Norwegian Customs and Excise Authorities
Succeeded by
Jan Solberg