Jo Benkow

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Benkow in May 2009

Jo Benkow (Josef Elias Benkowitz; 15 August 1924 – 18 May 2013) was a Norwegian politician and writer, notable for being an important person in the Conservative Party of Norway, and the President of the Parliament 1985-1993.

Benkow was born on 15 August 1924 in Trondheim, Norway. He was raised in Bærum, Norway. Benkow married twice, his second marriage was with fellow politician Annelise Høegh.[1] He was the uncle of journalistic fraudster Bjørn Benkow.[2] Benkow died on 18 May 2013 from natural causes in Oslo, Norway, aged 88.

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