Odvar Nordli is a Norwegian politician affiliated to the Labour Party. He became a cabinet member in 1971, serving as Minister of Local Government until 1972. He was Prime Minister from 1976 to 1981.
His career in politics led him to the post of County Governor of Hedmark, which he held from 1981 until his retirement in 1993. He was also a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1985 to 1993.