Former Norwegian MP Reidar Due dies at 98

Reidar DuePhoto: Bjørn-Owe Holmberg / NTB
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Former Levanger mayor and Norwegian parliament (Storting) member Reidar Due died on Friday, 98 years old.

Due died in Levanger on Friday morning, the family informed the newspaper iLevanger.

Due, who belonged to the Center Party (SP), was mayor from 1968 to 1971 and elected to the Storting from Nord-Trøndelag from 1977 to 1989.

In 1999, he received the King’s Medal of Merit in gold.

The King’s Medal of Merit

The King’s Medal of Merit was founded by King Haakon VII on February 1, 1908.

It is conferred as “a reward for service in the fields of art, science, and industry and for outstanding public service.” The medal is in silver but can be conferred in gold on very special occasions.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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