Odd Højdahl

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Person.png Odd Højdahl  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(labor activist)
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Born5 January 1921
Died23 February 1994 (Age 73)
Labour union bureucrat and politician

Odd Højdahl was a Norwegian trade unionist and politician for the Labour Party.[1]


Having studied law from 1941 to 1943, after World War II he worked one year as a police officer and then as a civil servant. He then became a professional trade unionist, holding positions in trade unions within the national trade union center Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions from 1951. He later rose in the hierarchy of the Confederation to serve as secretary from 1960 to 1969 and then vice chairman from 1969 to 1977. From 1977 to 1988 he directed the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.

In 1971–1972 he was the Minister of Social Affairs in the first cabinet Bratteli. As an elected politician he served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the term 1961–1965. On the local level he was a member of Oslo city council from 1953 to 1957.

Of activities with possible deeper connections, he studied unionizing at Harvard University in 1954, bringing him in direct contact with the CIA's labor division via AFL-CIO. He chaired Norwegian People's Aid from 1975 to 1979[2]. He was a board member of Strukturfinans, Tiden Norsk Forlag, the Labour Party's main newspaper Arbeiderbladet and the influential bank Den norske Creditbank.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197525 April 197527 April 1975Turkey
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The 24th Bilderberg Meeting, 98 guests
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  1. https://snl.no/Odd_H%C3%B8jdahl
  2. Lyshagen, Guttorm (1989). 50 år i krig og fred: Norsk folkehjelp 1939-89 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norwegian People's Aid. p. 125.