Jakob Martin Pettersen

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Jakob Martin Pettersen
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
5 January 1952 – 22 January 1955
Prime Minister Oscar Torp
Preceded by Nils Langhelle
Succeeded by Kolbjørn Varmann
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 October 1945 – 30 September 1965
Constituency Hordaland
Personal details
Born (1899-04-11)11 April 1899
Bergen, Norway
Died 8 February 1970(1970-02-08) (aged 70)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Labour Party

Jakob Martin Pettersen (11 April 1899 – 8 February 1970) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party and Minister of Transport and Communications 1952-1955.

Born in Bergen to a factory worker and his wife, Pettersen studied chemistry at Bergen tekniske skole (now part of Bergen University College). He started working in Odda in 1921; from 1924 to 1945 he worked as a chemist at Odda Smelteverk.[1][2]

In 1928, he became a member of the municipal council of Odda and he served as vice-mayor from 1932 to 1940. He was elected mayor in 1945 and held the position to 1947.[1]

He was elected to the Parliament of Norway in 1945 and served to 1965; from 1959 as vice-president of Odelstinget. From 1952 to 1955, he was Minister of Transport and Communications.[1]

He held leadership and other elected positions in several temperance organisations.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Pettersen, Jakob Martin ( 1899-1970 ) Stortinget.no. Retrieved 29 September 2013 (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ Jakob Martin Pettersen Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 29 September 2013 (in Norwegian)
Preceded by
Nils Langhelle
Norwegian Minister of Transport and Communications
Succeeded by
Kolbjørn Sigurd Werner Varmann

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