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Norway Conservative politician Inge Lønning deceased. UPDATED: Theologian and former MP Inge Lønning passed away whilst out on a family skiing trip in southern Norway’s Beitostølen resort, Sunday, aged 75. He gained his PhD in systematic theology in 1971, and was appointed professor at the University of Oslo the same year. Professor Lønning also served at the university’s rector between 1985 and 1992. Elected a member of Oslo City Council in 1971, he became an MP in 1997, serving three terms until 2009.

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Norway Conservative politician Inge Lønning deceased

Published on Monday, 25th March, 2013 at 14:57 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 25th March 2013 at 15:56.

UPDATED: Theologian and former MP Inge Lønning passed away whilst out on a family skiing trip in southern Norway’s Beitostølen resort, Sunday, aged 75.

Inge Lønning (2009)
Inge Lønning (2009)
Photo: GAD/Wikimedia Commons


He gained his PhD in systematic theology in 1971, and was appointed professor at the University of Oslo the same year.

Professor Lønning also served at the university’s rector between 1985 and 1992. Elected a member of Oslo City Council in 1971, he became an MP in 1997, serving three terms until 2009.

The professor was vice president of Parliament during his second term. He was also the head of the pro-EU side during the time of the 1994 referendum, the country’s second, and President of the Nordic Council in 2003.

Professor Lønning, a grandfather, was a highly respected politician, and was also held in high regard by his many students.

Conservative MP Per-Kristian Foss, who was a close friend of his, tells The Foreigner “Professor Lønning was a leading person in Norway long before he became a politician.”

“He was a prominent man in terms of ideological questions and led the programme committee for several years. Its principles still stand today.”



Published on Monday, 25th March, 2013 at 14:57 under the news category, by Asgeir Ueland and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 25th March 2013 at 15:56.

This post has the following tags: ingelonningdeceased, indeloenningdeath, conservativepartynorway.





  
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