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Otto Grieg Tidemand (left) and Robert McNamara, 1966

Otto Grieg Tidemand (18 June 1921 – 10 June 2006) was a Norwegian politician for the Conservative Party.

He was born in Oslo.

From 1965 to 5 June 1970 he served as the Minister of Defence during the centre-right cabinet of Per Borten. On this date he was appointed Minister of Trade and Shipping, a position he held until the Borten cabinet fell in 1971.

Tidemand was president of the Norwegian Golf Federation from 1962 to 1965. He held numerous board memberships in Norwegian corporations, notably serving as chairman of the board of Saga Petroleum (1972-1976), Atlas Copco Norway (1978-1997), Vesta Hygea (1984-1986), Fina Norway (1981-1996) and Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (1982-1987).


Preceded by
Gudmund Harlem
Minister of Defence (Norway)
Succeeded by
Gunnar Hellesen
Preceded by
Kåre Willoch
Minister of Trade and Shipping (Norway)
Succeeded by
Per Andreas Kleppe


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