Einar Førde, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Einar Førde

Norwegian journalist and politician

Date of Birth: 20-Jan-1943

Place of Birth: Høyanger, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway

Date of Death: 26-Sep-2004

Profession: politician, journalist, athletics competitor

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Einar Førde

  • Einar Førde (20 January 1943 in Høyanger – 26 September 2004) was the Norwegian Minister of Education and Church Affairs 1979–1981, and director-general of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) from 1989 to 2001.
  • He was also vice-chairman of the Norwegian Labour Party 1981–1989.As director of the NRK Førde became a prominent public figure, often known for fearlessly speaking his mind as a knowledgeable political analyst and public debater.
  • After his death Kåre Willoch, former prime minister from the Conservative Party, called him a ground-breaker in society, combining great force of mind with warmth and humour.
  • Førde was also known for appearing in TV-shows on NRK, lampooning his own character. In 2004, Førde died of cancer.
  • He was 61. In his youth, Førde was a middle distance runner.
  • Representing IK Tjalve, he ran the 800 metres in 1:52.6 minutes, at Bislett stadion in September 1964.
  • He ran the 1500 metres in 3:50.3 minutes at Leangen stadion in August 1963.

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