Lars Leiro

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Lars Leiro
Governor of Hordaland
In office
1 June 1966 – 31 May 1984
Preceded by Mons Lid
Succeeded by Håkon Randal
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
28 August 1963 – 25 September 1963
Prime Minister John Lyng
Preceded by Trygve Bratteli
Succeeded by Trygve Bratteli
Personal details
Born (1914-04-13)13 April 1914
Haus, Norway
Died 22 March 2005(2005-03-22) (aged 90)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Centre Party

Lars Leiro (13 April 1914 – 22 March 2005) was a Norwegian politician for the Centre Party.

He was born in Haus.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Hordaland in 1958, and was re-elected on two occasions. From August to September 1963 he served as the Minister of Transport and Communications during the short-lived centre-right cabinet Lyng. During his stints as cabinet member his seat in the Parliament was taken by Eilif Åsbo. His career in politics ended with the post of County Governor of Hordaland, which he held from 1966 to 1984.[1]

Leiro was a member of Voss municipality council from 1947 to 1960, serving as mayor in the period 1955–1959. Having grown up in Frekhaug, he had become a farmer in Voss in 1941, from which he stepped down in 1976. He held numerous posts in local and national boards and committees.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-11-04.
  • "Lars Leiro" (in Norwegian). Storting.
Preceded by
Trygve Bratteli
Minister of Transport and Communications (Norway)
August 1963 – September 1963
Succeeded by
Trygve Bratteli

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