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Thor Lund (27 May 1921 in Aker 16 June 1999) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

Aker is a geographic area within today's Oslo and a former independent municipality in Akershus, Norway. The name originally belonged to a farm which was located near the current Old Aker Church. The church in turn became the source of the name of the parish, the Akershus Fortress, the municipality and the entire county of Akershus, as well as numerous institutions within this area. The name remains in use in two districts of Oslo, Vestre Aker and Nordre Aker.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Aust-Agder in 1969, and was re-elected on two occasions. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 19651969.

Storting supreme legislature of Norway

The Storting is the supreme legislature of Norway, established in 1814 by the Constitution of Norway. It is located in Oslo. The unicameral parliament has 169 members, and is elected every four years based on party-list proportional representation in nineteen plurinominal constituencies. A member of the Storting is known in Norwegian as a stortingsrepresentant, literally "Storting representative".

Aust-Agder County (fylke) of Norway

Aust-Agder is one of 18 counties (fylker) in Norway, bordering Telemark, Rogaland, and Vest-Agder counties. In 2002, there were 102,945 inhabitants, which is 2.2% of the total population in Norway. Its area is 9,212 square kilometres (3,557 sq mi). The administrative center of the county is the town of Arendal.

On the local level he was a member of Stokken municipal council from 1955 to 1961, serving as deputy mayor from 1959. Stokken was incorporated into Moland municipality, but Lund remained as a municipal council member from 1962 to 1975. He later returned to serve as mayor from 1983 to 1989. From 1962 to 1963 he was also a member of Aust-Agder county council. He chaired the local party chapter from 1954 to 1971 and 1982 to 1988.

Stokken Former Municipality in Southern Norway, Norway

Stokken is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The 11-square-kilometre (4.2 sq mi) municipality existed from 1919 until 1962 when it was merged into Moland municipality. Today, the area is a part of the present-day municipality of Arendal. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Eydehavn. The Stokken Church was the main church for the small municipality located just outside the town of Arendal.

Moland Former Municipality in Southern Norway, Norway

Moland is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The 127-square-kilometre (49 sq mi) municipality existed from 1962 until 1992 when it was merged into the present-day municipality of Arendal. The administrative centre of the municipality was the village of Eydehavn which had a population of 6,011 in 1967 and 8,148 in 1992. Other villages in the municipality included Kilsund, Narestø, Saltrød, Brekka, Strengereid, Vatnebu, and Sagene. The municipality consisted of the mainland area to the north and northeast of the town of Arendal plus the islands of Flostaøya and Tverrdalsøya.

A County council is the highest governing body of the county municipalities in Norway. The county council sets the scope of the county municipal activity. The council is led by a chairman or county mayor (fylkesordfører). Members of the council are elected for a four-year term through the general local elections. It is common for members of a county council to also hold seats in municipal councils, but very rare that they also hold legislative (Storting) or other government office, without a leave of absence.

Outside politics he worked as a firefighter in Oslo and a mechanic in Eydehavn. He was a member of various official boards and councils, serving on the board of Aust-Agder Sparebank from 1983 to 1984.

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

Oslo is the capital and most populous city of Norway. It constitutes both a county and a municipality. Founded in the year 1040 as Ánslo, and established as a kaupstad or trading place in 1048 by Harald Hardrada, the city was elevated to a bishopric in 1070 and a capital under Haakon V of Norway around 1300. Personal unions with Denmark from 1397 to 1523 and again from 1536 to 1814 reduced its influence, and with Sweden from 1814 to 1905 it functioned as a co-official capital. After being destroyed by a fire in 1624, during the reign of King Christian IV, a new city was built closer to Akershus Fortress and named Christiania in the king's honour. It was established as a municipality (formannskapsdistrikt) on 1 January 1838. The city's name was spelled Kristiania between 1877 and 1897 by state and municipal authorities. In 1925 the city was renamed Oslo.

Eydehavn Village in Southern Norway, Norway

Eydehavn or Eydehamn is a village in the municipality of Arendal in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the centre of the town of Arendal, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northeast of the village of Saltrød, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Strengereid, and just across the Tromøysundet strait from Kongshamn on the island of Tromøy. The village is named after Sam Eyde, the Norwegian engineer and industrialist. The local sports team is called IL Sørfjell. Eydehavn has about 1,100 residents as of 2015.

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