Olaf Erling Kortner (10 May 1920 – 26 January 1998) was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party.
|Minister of Education and Church Affairs|
28 August 1963 – 25 September 1963
|Prime Minister||John Lyng|
|Preceded by||Helge Sivertsen|
|Succeeded by||Helge Sivertsen|
|Deputy Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 October 1965 – 30 September 1973
Permanent representative for Helge Seip (12 October 1965 – 29 August 1970)
|Leader of the Young Liberals|
|Preceded by||Helge Rognlien|
|Succeeded by||Jon Ola Norbom|
Olaf Erling Kortner
10 May 1920
Skien, Telemark, Norway
|Died||26 January 1998 (aged 77)|
He was born in Skien.
From 1948 to 1950 he was the leader of the Young Liberals of Norway, the youth wing of the Liberal Party.
He was a member of Strinda municipality council in the period 1951–1955. From August to September 1963 he served as the Minister of Education and Church Affairs during the short-lived centre-right cabinet of John Lyng.
He served in the position of deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo during the terms 1965–1969 and 1969–1973. During parts of these terms, from 1965 to 1970, he met as a regular representative for Helge Seip while he was appointed to the cabinet Borten.