Thor Martin Nilsen Sauvik

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Thor Martin Nilsen Sauvik (15 May 1889 – 21 July 1965) was a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

Christian Democratic Party (Norway) political party in Norway

The Christian Democratic Party, is a Christian democratic political party in Norway founded in 1933. The Norwegian name literally translates to Christian People's Party, shortened KrF. The name may also be translated as "The People's Christian Party".

He was born in Søndeled. In 1916 he founded the boat manufacturing company Nilsen og Brødrene Moens båtbyggeri, and ran the company for the rest of his life. From 1946 it was named Sauviks båtbyggeri. [1]

Søndeled Former Municipality in Southern Norway, Norway

Søndeled is a former municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The 189-square-kilometre (73 sq mi) municipality existed from 1838 until its dissolution in 1964 when it was merged into the municipality of Risør. The municipality encompassed the land around the Søndeledfjorden. The administrative centre of Søndeled was the village of Søndeled at the innermost part of the Søndeledfjorden. Other villages in Søndeled included Stamsø, Akland, Moen, Bossvika, and Sivik. The main churches for Søndeled municipality were Indre Søndeled Church in the village of Søndeled and Ytre Søndeled Church in the east, just outside of the town of Risør.

Sauvik was a member of Søndeled municipal council from 1919 to 1931, then again from 1937 to 1940 serving as deputy mayor. The Christian Democratic Party did not exist at the time, but after it was founded, Sauvik chaired Aust-Agder Christian Democratic Party from 1953 to 1956. He was highly involved in the local inner mission. [1]

The Inner Mission was and is a movement of German evangelists, set up by Johann Hinrich Wichern in Wittenberg in 1848 based on a model of Theodor Fliedner. It quickly spread from Germany to other countries.

He served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Aust-Agder during the terms 1954–57 and 1958–61. From September 1957 and for the rest of the first term, he met as a regular representative following the death of Arnt J. Mørland. In total he met during 364 days of parliamentary session. [1]

Aust-Agder County (fylke) of Norway

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Arnt Jacobsen Mørland was a Norwegian ship-owner, resistance member, and politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

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