Svein Ludvigsen

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Svein Harald Ludvigsen (born 18 July 1946) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. Ludvigsen was born in Hillesøy, the son of a fishing boat captain.[1] Before entering politics Ludvigsen worked as a businessman and local banker. On the local level Ludvigsen was a member of the executive committee of Tromsø municipal council in the periods 1971–1975, 1979–1983 and 1987–1989. He has chaired the municipal and county party chapters, and from 1990 to 1991 he was deputy leader of the Conservative Party nationwide.[1]

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Troms in 1989, and was re-elected on two occasions. From 2001 to 2005, when the second cabinet Bondevik held office, Ludvigsen was Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs. In 2001 he was appointed County Governor of Troms, but because of his job as cabinet minister he assumed the office on 17 January 2006.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Ludvigsen, Svein ( 1946- )". Retrieved 28 January 2010. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Otto Gregussen
Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs
Succeeded by
Helga Pedersen
Preceded by
Vilgunn Gregusson (acting)
County Governor of Troms