Hallvard Eika

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Hallvard Eika
Minister of Trade and Shipping
In office
18 October 1972 16 October 1973
Prime Minister Lars Korvald
Preceded by Per Kleppe
Succeeded by Jens Evensen
Minister of Agriculture
In office
21 August 1970 17 March 1971
Prime Minister Per Borten
Preceded by Bjarne Lyngstad
Succeeded by Thorstein Treholt
Minister of Nordic Cooperation
In office
18 October 1972 16 October 1973
Prime MinisterLars Korvald
Preceded byPer Kleppe
Succeeded by Bjartmar Gjerde
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1969 30 September 1977
Constituency Telemark
Personal details
Born(1920-12-05)5 December 1920
Torquay, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died17 May 1989(1989-05-17) (aged 68)
Bø, Telemark, Norway
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)Aslaug Vethe (19591986; her death)

Hallvard Eika (5 December 1920 – 17 May 1989) was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Telemark in 1969, and was re-elected on one occasion. During his first term he served twice in different cabinets. On 21 August 1970 he was appointed Minister of Agriculture during the centre-right cabinet Borten, replacing Bjarne Lyngstad. He held the position until the cabinet Borten fell in 1971. Meanwhile, Eika was busy with his appointment to the Borten cabinet, Sigurd Kalheim took his seat in Parliament.

When the next centrist government was formed in 1972 by Prime Minister Lars Korvald, Eika was appointed Minister of Trade and Shipping and again had to leave his seat in Parliament. Again he was replaced by Sigurd Kalheim, who then left the Liberal Party for the Liberal People's Party two months into his tenure. Eika was re-elected to Parliament at the 1973 general elections. He was still a member of the Korvald cabinet for some weeks, until Trygve Bratteli formed his second cabinet, upon which point Eika returned to serve as a Parliament representative. Eivind Øygarden had acted as replacement him during this short period.

Eika was mayor of in 19671970, and then served as a municipal council member in the periods 19701971, 19751979 and 19791983.

Outside politics he graduated from the Norwegian College of Agriculture in 1946. From 1977 to 1985 he was director of agriculture in Telemark county.

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Preceded by
Ole Rømer Aagaard Sandberg
Chairman of the Norwegian Agrarian Association
1955–1966
Succeeded by
Johan A. Vikan
Preceded by
Bjarne Lyngstad
Norwegian Minister of Agriculture
19701971
Succeeded by
Thorstein Treholt
Preceded by
Per Andreas Kleppe
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping
19721973
Succeeded by
Jens Ingebret Evensen