Thorstein Treholt

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Thorstein Treholt
County Governor of Oppland
In office
1976–1981
Monarch Olav V
Prime Minister Odvar Nordli
Preceded by Nils Handal
Succeeded by Knut Korsæth
Minister of Agriculture
In office
16 October 1973 15 January 1976
Prime Minister Trygve Bratteli
Preceded by Einar Moxnes
Succeeded by Oskar Øksnes
In office
17 March 1971 18 October 1972
Prime MinisterTrygve Bratteli
Preceded by Hallvard Eika
Succeeded byEinar Moxnes
Personal details
Born(1911-04-13)13 April 1911
Skoger, Buskerud, Norway
Died17 March 1993(1993-03-17) (aged 81)
NationalityNorwegian
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)Olga Lyngstad
Children Arne Treholt

Thorstein Treholt (13 April 1911 17 March 1993) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party. He was the father of convicted Norwegian spy Arne Treholt.

He was born in Skoger.

An agronomist by education, Treholt was state secretary to the Minister of Agriculture from 1954 to 1957, serving under three different ministers during the period (Rasmus Nordbø, Olav Meisdalshagen and Harald Johan Løbak). He later became the Minister of Agriculture in 19711972 in the first cabinet Bratteli and 19731976 in the second cabinet Bratteli, the two periods only interrupted by the non-labour cabinet Korvald. Meanwhile, Treholt was appointed to cabinet his place was filled by Magne Kristian Mælumshagen and Åge Hovengen.

As an elected politician he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oppland in 1958, and later re-elected on four occasions. On the local level he was a member of the municipality councils of Nord-Aurdal 19511955, Brandbu 19591961 and Gran from 1962 to 1967.

His career in politics ended with the post of County Governor of Oppland, which he held from 1976 to 1981.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hallvard Eika
Minister of Agriculture
19711972
Succeeded by
Einar Hole Moxnes
Preceded by
Einar Hole Moxnes
Minister of Agriculture
19731976
Succeeded by
Oskar Øksnes
Preceded by
Nils K. Handal
County Governor of Oppland
19761981
Succeeded by
Knut Korsæth