Robert Nordén

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Robert Fredrik Nordén (27 September 1926 – 29 July 1998) was a Norwegian economist, civil servant and politician for the Labour Party. He was the director of the Norwegian State Railways from 1978 to 1988.

He was born in Oslo, and was a cand.oecon. by education.[1] He was appointed state secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications on 15 August 1960 as a part of the Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet.[2] On 6 January 1961 he left office and was hired as deputy under-secretary of state, an administrative position in the department.[1]

In 1969 he was appointed director in the Norwegian State Railways, and in 1978 he became director-general.[3] He left in 1987, and Tore Lindholt became acting director-general.[4] Nordén worked as an advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy from 1988 to 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Robert Fredrik Nordén". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Government Administration Services. "Einar Gerhardsen's Third Government". Retrieved 27 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Caplex. "Norden, Robert" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-05-27. 
  4. ^ Solli, Arne (21 February 1990). "Navn i nyhetene: Tore Lindholt, NSB" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Edvard Heiberg
Director-general of the Norwegian State Railways
Succeeded by
Tore Lindholt (acting)