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 Oslo, Norway and 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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