Thorvald Moe

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Thorvald Moe (born 4 October 1939) is a Norwegian former tennis player, economist and civil servant.

He was born in Oslo. He was appointed Director General (Norwegian : ekspedisjonssjef) in the Ministry of Finance from 1978 to 1986, from 1989 to 1997, and from 2002. He served as Norwegian ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 1986 to 1989, and vice secretary general of the OECD from 1998 to 2002. [1]

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.

Norwegian language North Germanic language spoken in Norway

Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken mainly in Norway, where it is the official language. Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a dialect continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional varieties, and some Norwegian and Swedish dialects, in particular, are very close. These Scandinavian languages, together with Faroese and Icelandic as well as some extinct languages, constitute the North Germanic languages. Faroese and Icelandic are hardly mutually intelligible with Norwegian in their spoken form because continental Scandinavian has diverged from them. While the two Germanic languages with the greatest numbers of speakers, English and German, have close similarities with Norwegian, neither is mutually intelligible with it. Norwegian is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.

Ministry of Finance (Norway) Norwegian ministry

The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Finance is a Norwegian ministry established in 1814. The ministry is responsible for state finance, including the state budget, taxation and economic policy in Norway. It is led by Siv Jensen. The department must report to the Parliament of Norway.

He represented Bestum IF and won the national championship in tennis men's single in 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1967. [2] He won a total of 38 senior titles in Norwegian championships (in single, double and mixed double), [3] between 1959 and 1981. [1] He competed at the 1962 Wimbledon Championships – Men's Singles, where he reached the third round. [1]

Rod Laver successfully defended his title, defeating Martin Mulligan in the final, 6–2, 6–2, 6–1 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title at the 1962 Wimbledon Championships.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Thorvald Moe". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  2. Schanke, Tom A (2007). Norsk Idrettsleksikon (in Norwegian). Aller Forlag. p. 430. ISBN   978-82-8156-044-4.
  3. Schanke, Tom A (2007). Norsk Idrettsleksikon (in Norwegian). Aller Forlag. p. 436. ISBN   978-82-8156-044-4.