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Dag Terje Andersen

Dag Terje Andersen
18th President of the Storting
In office
8 October 2009 – 8 October 2013
Monarch Harald V
Preceded by Thorbjørn Jagland
Succeeded by Olemic Thommessen
Personal details
Born (1957-05-27) 27 May 1957
Frogn, Akershus
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Norwegian Labour Party
Occupation Politician

Dag Terje Andersen (born 27 May 1957 in Frogn, Akershus) is a Norwegian politician for the Norwegian Labour Party. In addition to professional politics he has been working at a steel mill and as a lumberjack, something that has given him a reputation for politically representing the average citizen.

He was elected into the Norwegian parliament (Storting) as a representative from Vestfold in 1997, and he was re-elected in the 2005, 2009 and 2013 elections.

Andersen was the Mayor of Lardal from 1987 to 1992. He was at first a political advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before he became Secretary of State at the Ministry of Social Affairs in 1992. He was a party secretary for the Norwegian Labour Party from 1992 until 1996.

In 1996 he became Minister of Agriculture, remaining in that post for slightly less than a year. Andersen later became Minister of Trade and Industry on 29 September 2006, when Odd Eriksen resigned.

From 2009 to 2013, Andersen served as President of the Storting.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gunhild Øyangen
Norwegian Minister of Agriculture
1996–1997
Succeeded by
Kåre Gjønnes
Preceded by
Odd Eriksen
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Industry
2006–2008
Succeeded by
Sylvia Brustad
Preceded by
Bjarne Håkon Hanssen
Norwegian Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Hanne Bjurstrøm
Preceded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
President of the Storting
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Olemic Thommessen
Party political offices
Preceded by
Thorbjørn Jagland
Party secretary of the Labour Party
1992–1996
Succeeded by
Solveig Torsvik


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