Tore Austad

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Tore Austad
Minister of Education and Church Affairs
In office
14 October 1981 8 June 1983
Prime Minister Kåre Willoch
Preceded by Einar Førde
Succeeded by Kjell Magne Bondevik
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1977 30 September 1989
Constituency Vest-Agder
Personal details
Born (1935-04-08) 8 April 1935 (age 85)
Skedsmo, Akershus, Norway
NationalityNorwegian
Political party Conservative

Tore Austad (born 8 April 1935) is a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party. Born in Skedsmo, Akershus, he received a cand. philol. degree in 1962, and worked as a professor of Norwegian at the University of Chicago from 1964 to 1966. Returning to Norway he worked at various academic institutions, before being elected to the Storting from the county of Vest-Agder in 1977, where he sat for three periods, until 1989.

On 14 October 1981, he was appointed Minister of Education and Church Affairs in the new government of Kåre Willoch. On 8 June 1983, the Conservative Party joined in a coalition with the Christian Democratic Party and the Centre Party, in order to form a majority government. Austad had to resign, and his position was taken over by Kjell Magne Bondevik.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Einar Førde
Norwegian Minister of Church and Education Affairs
19811983
Succeeded by
Kjell Magne Bondevik