Norwegian politics, Deaths | Inger-Marie Ytterhorn is dead

Former Member of the Storting and Nobel Committee member Inger-Marie Ytterhorn has died, aged 79.

Ytterhorn died after NTB was informed on Wednesday before Easter.

– On this day, when we received the sad news of the death of our good, former committee colleague Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, I thank her for her service, among the longest in the committee’s history, writes deputy chair Asle Toje in the Nobel Committee on Facebook.

Inger-Marie Ytterhorn was a member of the Nobel Committee for 18 years, from 1999 to 2017. Asle Toje then took over her place on the committee.

– This autumn we had the opportunity to thank Inger Marie with a lunch at the Nobel Institute. And Ytterhorn gave us good, clear, advice on the journey. The Nobel Committee continues the work in the spirit of Inger Marie, writes Toje.

Ytterhorn was elected to the Storting for Hordaland Frp in 1989 and sat for one term. She was a member of the central board of the Progress Party for 16 years from 1988 to 2004. In 2015, she was elected to the city council in Vestre Aker in Oslo, and she was re-elected in 2019.

She was born and raised in Frogner in Oslo, but lived in Bergen for 25 years. She was the widow of former parliamentary representative Bjørn Erling Ytterhorn. She leaves behind two daughters and four grandchildren.

(© NTB)


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