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Erik Brofoss

Erik Brofoss in 1946

Erik Brofoss (21 June 1908 - 7 May 1979) was a Norwegian economist and politician for the Labour Party.

Brofoss was born in Kongsberg. In his younger days he was an athlete who competed national level in the 100 metres. He represented Kongsberg IF, and won a silver medal at the Norwegian championships in 1928.[1] His career best time in 100 m was 10.8 seconds, achieved in August 1931 in Kongsberg.[2] He had 6.96 metres in the long jump, achieved in July 1928 at Bislett stadion.[3]

He became Minister of Finance in 1945 and stayed in this position until 1947. He then helped found the Ministry of Trade and Shipping and headed it from 1947 to 1954. He was later a director of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund from 1970 to 1973.

References

  1. ^ "Norwegian championships medalists, men's 100 metres" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian all-time list, men's 100 metres" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Norwegian all-time list, men's long jump" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
position created
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping
1947–1954
Succeeded by
Oscar Torp
Preceded by
Gunnar Jahn
Norwegian Minister of Finance
1945–1947
Succeeded by
Olav Meisdalshagen
Government offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Jahn
Central Bank Governor of Norway
1954–1970
Succeeded by
Knut Getz Wold


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