Oskar Øksnes

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Oskar Øksnes (11 April 1921 – 27 March 1999) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was born in Kvam, Nord-Trøndelag. An agronomist by education, Øksnes was state secretary to the Minister of Agriculture from 1964 to 1965, during the Gerhardsen's Fourth Cabinet. He later became the Minister of Agriculture in 1976–1981 in Nordli's Cabinet and in 1981 in Brundtland's First Cabinet.

He was decorated Knight, First Order of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1987.


Political offices
Preceded by
Thorstein Treholt
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Johan Christen Løken