Erik Himle

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Erik Himle
Erik Himle.jpg
Himle in 1964
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
20 January 1964 – 12 October 1965
Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen
Preceded by Trygve Bratteli
Succeeded by Håkon Kyllingmark
Minister of Trade and Shipping
In office
25 September 1963 – 20 January 1964
Prime Minister Einar Gerhardsen
Preceded by Kåre Willoch
Succeeded by Trygve Lie
Personal details
Born (1924-04-10)10 April 1924
Fana, Norway
Died 30 July 2008(2008-07-30) (aged 84)
Nesbru, Norway
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Else Winter
Children 3

Erik Himle (10 April 1924 – 30 July 2008) was a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Labour Party.

Himle graduated with the cand.oecon. degree in 1948, and from the NATO Defence College in 1957. He was never elected as a politician, but worked himself upwards as a civil servant in Norwegian government ministries.

During the third cabinet Gerhardsen he became state secretary to the Minister of Defense 1958–1961 and to the Minister of Transport 1962–1963. In the fourth cabinet Gerhardsen he was appointed Minister of Trade and Shipping 1963–1964 and Minister of Transport 1964–1965. His last period as a state secretary was in the Office of the Prime Minister during the first cabinet Bratteli from 1971 to 1972. He continued as the permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Defence 1967–1971 and 1973–1978 and in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy 1978–1988.

Eisenhower Fellowships selected Erik Himle in 1966 to represent Norway.

He was born in Fana, and eventually settled in Nesbru. He died there in 2008. He had three children with wife Else Winter.

References

  • "Erik Himle" (in Norwegian). Storting.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kåre Willoch
Norwegian Minister of Trade and Shipping
1963–1964
Succeeded by
Trygve Lie
Preceded by
Trygve Bratteli
Norwegian Minister of Transport
1964–1965
Succeeded by
Håkon Kyllingmark
Civic offices
Preceded by
Jakob Modalsli
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Defence
1961–1962 (acting)
Succeeded by
Jakob Modalsli
Preceded by
Jakob Modalsli
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Defence
1967–1971
Succeeded by
Bjørn Larsen (acting)
Preceded by
Bjørn Larsen (acting)
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Defence
1973–1978
Succeeded by
Caspar Stephansen
Preceded by
position created
Permanent under-secretary of state in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy
1978–1988
Succeeded by
Karl-Edwin Manshaus
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