1921 – 2012
Who was Anton Skulberg?
Anton Skulberg was a Norwegian scientist and politician for the Centre Party.
He was born in Kristiania as a son of Ragnvald Skulberg and housewife Anna Marie Busch. Between 9 May 1940 and 27 May 1940 he participated as a soldier in the Norwegian Campaign. He enrolled as a student in 1942, graduated from the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in 1949, and took further education at the universities of Oxford 1955 and Cambridge 1963. He took his doctorate in 1965, on the topic Studies on the formation of toxin by Clostridium botulinum. He was first employed at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science in 1953, and was associate professor from 1958 to 1960 and research fellow from 1960 to 1961. From 1970 to 1991 he was a professor. During this time he was also director at the research institute Norsk institutt for næringsmiddelforskning from 1971 to 1988. He published 37 scientific papers.
Skulberg was member of Spydeberg municipal council from 1963 to 1971, serving as mayor during the term 1963–1967. From 1963 to 1967 he was also a member of Østfold county council. He was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Østfold in 1969, and was re-elected on one occasion.
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