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Andreas Zeier Cappelen

Andreas Zeier Cappelen (31 January 1915 – 2 September 2008) was a Norwegian jurist and politician for the Labour Party. He was born in Vang, Hedmark.

He held a variety of positions in different Norwegian cabinets. He was Minister of Local Government Affairs in 1958–1963 in the third cabinet Gerhardsen, Minister of Finance in 1963 and 1963–1965 only interrupted by the short-lived cabinet Lyng, Minister of Foreign Affairs in the first cabinet Bratteli in 1971–1972, and finally Minister of Justice 1979–1980 in the cabinet Nordli.[1]

As an elected politician he served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Rogaland during the term 1961–1965. On the local level he was a member of Stavanger city council in the periods 1945–1947, 1951–1957, 1967–1971 and 1983–1987, serving as deputy mayor briefly in 1953. He was also a member of Rogaland county council from 1966 to 1969. He chaired the county party chapter from 1956 to 1957.

Besides politics he worked as a lawyer and a judge, having graduated as cand.jur. in 1939.

With his brothers he was a member of Mot Dag in the 1930s.[2]


  1. ^ "Andreas Zeier Cappelen" (in Norwegian).  
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Political offices
Preceded by
Johan Ulrik Olsen
Norwegian Minister of Local Government
Succeeded by
Oskar Skogly
Preceded by
Petter Jacob Bjerve
Norwegian Minister of Finance and Customs
Succeeded by
Dagfinn Vårvik
Preceded by
Dagfinn Vårvik
Norwegian Minister of Finance and Customs
Succeeded by
Ole Myrvoll
Preceded by
Svenn Stray
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Dagfinn Vårvik
Preceded by
Inger Louise Valle
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
Succeeded by
Oddvar Berrefjord
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