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Ola Thorleif Ruud was born on 6 September 1926 and died in 2018.
He was a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party.
Ola Thorleif Ruud was born in Ål, and relocated to Oslo to study.
Ruud graduated with degree in 1951, worked as a deputy judge in Alta, Norway Alta from 1954 to 1955 before moving back to Ål.
Ruud started his own lawyer’s office, which he operated until 1997.
He was a member of the executive committee of Ål municipal council from 1955 to 1959.
Ruud served as mayor from 1959 to 1967 and was again a member from 1971 to 1975.
Ruud served as a member of the Buskerud county council, from 1959 to 1967 and 1975 to 1979.
Ruud chaired the county party chapter from 1961 to 1969.
Ruud was served as the State Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications from 1966 to July 1969 and October 1969 to 1971.
Although he never won a seat in a general election, Ruud served as a deputy representative in the Norwegian Parliament from Buskerud during the terms 1958–1961, 1961–1965, 1965–1969 and 1969–1973.
He also chaired the board of directors of Hallingdal Kraftlag from 1981 to 1994, the regional insurance company from 1957 to 1994 and the local savings bank from 1970 to 1983.
Ruud was a board member of the local power plant from 1955 to 1975, of Norwegian Automobile Federation from 1978–1994 and of Gjensidige.
He died at 91 years old.