Olav Bruvik, Date of Birth, Date of Death


Olav Bruvik

Norwegian politician

Date of Birth: 22-Nov-1913

Date of Death: 30-Dec-1962

Profession: politician, trade unionist

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Olav Bruvik

  • Olav Bruvik (22 November 1913 – 30 December 1962) was a Norwegian trade unionist and politician for the Labour Party.
  • He was the Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs from 1961 until his death. He was born in Haus as a son of Johannes Martin Bruvik (1876–1937) and Martha Koppen (1880–1919).
  • He worked as a blacksmith from 1930 to 1935, then after three years of education in Arna and Norrköping, he worked in the textile industry.
  • He was a member of the Norwegian World War II resistance, and was decorated with the Defence Medal 1940 – 1945.
  • In 1945 he became the leader of his local chapter of the Labour Party, and deputy leader of his trade union Norsk Tekstilarbeiderforbund.
  • The trade union would become a part of Bekledningsarbeiderforbundet in 1969 and the United Federation of Trade Unions in 1988.He chaired his trade union from 1949 to 1962, and was a member of the secretariat of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions from 1953 to 1961.
  • From 1959 to 1961 he was a deputy member of the Labour Party's central committee.
  • From 18 February 1961 to his death he was a member of Gerhardsen's Third Cabinet, as Norwegian Minister of Social Affairs.

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