Per Kleppe

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Per Kleppe in Oslo April 2009

Per Andreas Hildte Kleppe (13 April 1923 – 10 March 2021) was a Norwegian economist and politician. He was a member of the Labour Party. He served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo from 1954–1957. He was a deputy member of Oslo city council from 1951 to 1955.[1]

Kleppe was born in Oslo. He graduated from the University of Oslo in 1956.

He was appointed State Secretary in the Ministry of Finance from 1957 to 1962. He was the Minister of Trade and Shipping from 1971–1972. He later served as Minister of Finance from 1973 to 1979. In 1979, he was replaced by Ulf Sand, but Kleppe returned in 1981 to head the Secretariat for Long-Term Planning (until 1981).

In 1981 he took over as general secretary of the European Free Trade Association, a position he held until 1988.

Kleppe died on 10 March 2021 in Oslo, aged 97.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Per Kleppe biography
  2. "Tidlegare finansminister Per Kleppe (Ap) er død". (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 March 2021.