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The Norwegian Nobel Committee 1901-2014

 

Year Members/Substitutes Year of Birth/Death Political Background
1901-1906 Løvland, Jørgen (Chairman)

b. 1848
d. 1922

Liberal
  Lund, John b. 1842
d. 1913
Liberal
  Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne b.1832
d. 1910
Liberal
  Steen, Johannes b. 1827
d. 1906
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Remarks: In 1904 Carl Berner, President of the Storting, and Nikolaus Matias Gjelsvik (Secretary of the Norwegian delegation to the negotiations in 1905 which resulted in the dissolution of the Swedish-Norwegian union) acted as deputies for Bjørnson and Steen. Steen was replaced by Berner from 1905.    
       
1907-1912 Løvland, Jørgen (Chairman) b. 1848
d. 1922
Liberal
  Lund, John b. 1842
d. 1913
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Hagerup, Georg Francis b. 1853
d. 1921
Conservative
  Berner, Carl b. 1841
d. 1918
Liberal
       
1913-1918 Løvland, Jørgen (Chairman) b. 1848
d. 1922
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Hagerup, Georg Francis b. 1853
d. 1921
Conservative
  Berner, Carl b. 1841
d. 1918
Liberal
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Remark: Carl Berner died in 1918. He was replaced by Halvdan Koht.    
       
1919-1920 Løvland, Jørgen (Chairman) b. 1848
d. 1922
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Hagerup, Georg Francis b. 1853
d. 1921
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Remark: In the final meeting in 1920, Wollert Konow acted as a deputy for Hagerup.    
       
1921 Løvland, Jørgen (Chairman) b. 1848
d. 1922
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Stang, Fredrik b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
       
1922-1924 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Konow, Wollert b. 1845
d. 1924
Liberal
  Remark: When Konow died in 1924, he was replaced by deputy committee member Christian Holterman Knudsen (b. 1845; d. 1929, Labour)    
       
1925-1930 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Horst, Hans Jakob b. 1848
d. 1931
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Mowinckel, Johan Ludwig b. 1870
d. 1943
Liberal
       
1931-1933 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Mowinckel, Johan Ludwig b. 1870
d. 1943
Liberal
  Thallaug, Axel A. b. 1866
d. 1938
Conservative
       
1934-1937 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Koht, Halvdan b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  Mowinchel, Johan Ludwig b. 1870
d. 1943
Liberal
  Lange, Christian Lous b. 1869
d. 1938
 
  Remark: In 1936, when the 1935 prize was awarded to Carl von Ossietzky, both Koht and Mowinchel withdrew from the committee.    
       
1938-1939 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Hanssen, Cornelius Bernhard b. 1864
d. 1939
Liberal
  Lange, Christian Lous b. 1869
d. 1938
 
  Jahn, Gunnar b. 1883
d. 1971
Liberal
  Braadland, Birger b. 1879
d. 1966
Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
  Remarks: Martin Tranmæl replaced Lange in December 1938 and Anders Vassbotn replaced C.B.Hanssen in April 1939. Braadland was actually a deputy member of the Committee, but acted as a full member as H. Koht was serving as Norway's Foreign Minister    
       
1940 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Jahn, Gunnar

b. 1883
d. 1971

Liberal
  Hambro, Carl Joachim b. 1885
d. 1964
Conservative
  Tranmæl, Martin b. 1879
d. 1967
Labour
  Braadland, Birger (see Remark under 1938) b. 1879
d. 1966
Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
  Remark: Koht, Hambro and Tranmæl fled Norway when the country was occupied by German troops from April 9, 1940.    
       
1941 Stang, Fredrik (Chairman) b. 1867
d. 1941
Conservative
  Jahn, Gunnar b. 1883
d. 1971
Liberal
  (Koht, Halvdan) b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  (Hambro, Carl Joachim) b. 1885
d. 1964
Conservative
  (Tranmæl, Martin) b. 1879
d. 1967
Labour
       
1942 Jahn, Gunnar (Chairman) b. 1883
d. 1971
Liberal
  Braadland, Birger

b. 1879
d. 1966

Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
  (Koht, Halvdan) b. 1873
d. 1965
Labour
  (Hambro, Carl Joachim) b. 1885
d. 1964
Conservative
  (Tranmæl, Martin)

b. 1879
d. 1967

Labour
       
1943-1944 Jahn, Gunnar (Chairman)

b. 1883
d. 1971

Liberal
  Braadland, Birger b. 1879
d. 1966
Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
  (Koht, Hambro & Tranmæl)    
  Remark: After an attempt by the Norwegian Quisling government to take over the functions of the Nobel Committee in January 1944, Jahn, Braadland and deputy member Vassbotn resigned. The Swedish consulate-general in Oslo, on behalf of the Nobel Foundation, formally took over the management of the Foundation's property in the Norwegian capital.    
       
1945-1948 Jahn, Gunnar (Chairman)

b. 1883
d. 1971

Liberal
  Hambro, Carl Joachim (on leave 1946) b. 1885
d. 1964
Conservative
  Tranmæl, Martin b. 1879
d. 1967
Labour
  Braadland, Birger b. 1879
d. 1966
The Farmers' Party (Bondepartiet)
  Lange, Halvard Manthey (on leave from 1946) b. 1902
d. 1970
Labour
  Remarks: Deputy Member Christian Oftedal (b. 1907; d. 1955, Liberal) acted as a deputy for C.J. Hambro in 1946 and for Lange from 1947. Deputy Member Herman Smitt Ingebretsen (b. 1891; d. 1961, Conservative) acted as a deputy for Lange in 1946    
       
1949-1963 Jahn, Gunnar (Chairman) b. 1883
d. 1971
Liberal
  Hambro, Carl Joachim b. 1885
d. 1964
Conservative
  Tranmæl, Martin b. 1879
d. 1967
Labour
  Natvig Pedersen, Gustav b. 1893
d. 1965
Labour
  Lionæs, Aase b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
       
1964-1966 Jahn, Gunnar (Chairman) b. 1883
d. 1971
Liberal
  Natvig Pedersen, Gustav b. 1893
d. 1965
Labour
  Lionæs, Aase b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Langhelle, Nils b. 1907
d. 1967
Labour
  Lyng, John (on leave from 1965) b. 1905
d. 1978
Conservative
  Remarks: When Natvig Pedersen died in 1965, he was replaced by deputy member Helge Refsum. Erling Wikborg served as a deputy for Lyng when the latter became Foreign Minister in 1965.    
       
1967 Langhelle, Nils (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1967
Labour
  Ingvaldsen, Bernt b. 1902
d. 1985
Conservative
  Lionæs, Aase b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Refsum, Helge b. 1897
d. 1976
 
  Rognlien, Helge b. 1920 Liberal
  Remark: When Langhelle died in August 1967, Ingvaldsen replaced him as chairman and Erling Wikborg became a new member of the Committee.    
       
1968-1969 Lionæs, Aase (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Ingvaldsen, Bernt b. 1902
d. 1985
Conservative
  Refsum, Helge b. 1897
d. 1976
 
  Rognlien, Helge b. 1920 Liberal
  Wikborg, Erling b. 1894
d. 1992
Christian People's Party
       
1970-1972 Lionæs, Aase (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Ingvaldsen, Bernt b. 1902
d. 1985
Conservative
  Refsum, Helge b. 1897
d. 1976
 
  Rognlien, Helge b. 1920 Liberal
  Sanness, John b. 1913
d. 1984
Labour
       
1973 Lionæs, Aase (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Ingvaldsen, Bernt b. 1902
d. 1985
Conservative
  Rognlien, Helge b. 1920 Liberal
  Sanness, John. b. 1913
d. 1984
Labour
  Hovdhaugen, Einar b. 1908
d. 1996
Center Party (New name of the Farmers' Party)
       
1974-1975 Lionæs, Aase (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Ingvaldsen, Bernt b. 1902
d. 1985
Conservative
  Sanness, John b. 1913
d. 1984
Labour
  Aarvik, Egil b. 1912
d. 1990
Christian People's Party
  Haugeland, Trygve b. 1914
d. 1998
Center Party
       
1976-1978 Lionæs, Aase (Chairman) b. 1907
d. 1999
Labour
  Aarvik, Egil b. 1912
d. 1990
Christian People's Party
  Sanness, John b. 1913
d. 1984
Labour
  Haugeland, Trygve b. 1914
d. 1998
Center Party
  Lindebrække, Sjur b. 1909
d. 1998
Conservative
       
1979-1981 Sanness, John (Chairman) b. 1913
d. 1984
Labour
  Aarvik, Egil b. 1912
d. 1990
Christian People's Party
  Haugeland, Trygve

b. 1914

d. 1998

Center Party
  Lindebrække, Sjur b. 1909
d. 1998
Conservative
  Germeten, Else b. 1918
d. 1992
Labour
       
1982-1984 Aarvik, Egil (Chairman) b. 1912
d. 1990
Christian People's Party
  Anderson, Gidske b. 1921
d. 1993
Labour
  Haugeland, Trygve b. 1914
d. 1998
Center Party
  Germeten, Else b. 1918
d. 1992
Labour
  Sejersted, Francis b. 1936 Conservative
       
1985-1989 Aarvik, Egil (Chairman) b. 1912
d. 1990
Christian People's Party
  Anderson, Gidske b. 1921
d. 1993
Labour
  Sejersted, Francis b. 1936 Conservative
  Nordli, Odvar b. 1927 Labour
  Stålsett, Gunnar b. 1935 Center Party
       
1990 Anderson, Gidske (president) b. 1921
d. 1993
Labour
  Sejersted, Francis b. 1936 Conservative
  Nordli, Odvar b. 1927 Labour
  Stålsett, Gunnar   Center Party
  Sandegren, Kaare b. 1929 Labour
       
1991-1993 Sejersted, Francis (Chairman) b. 1936 Conservative
  Anderson, Gidske (Dep. Chairman until she died in October 1993) b. 1921
d. 1993
Labour
  Nordli, Odvar b. 1927 Labour
  Kristiansen, Kåre b. 1920 Christian People's Party
  Kvanmo, Hanna (Dep. Chairman from October 1993) b. 1926
d. 2005
Socialist Left Party
  Sandegren, Kaare (from October 1993) b. 1929 Labour
       
1994-1996 Sejersted, Francis (Chairman) b. 1936 Conservative
  Kvanmo, Hanna (Dep. Chairman) b. 1926
d. 2005
Socialist Left Party
  Nordli, Odvar b. 1927 Labour
  Rønbeck, Sissel (on leave from October 1996, when she became member of the Norwegian Government) b. 1950 Labour
  Kristiansen, Kaare (In October 1994, Kristiansen resigned in protest against that year's award.) b. 1920 Christian People's Party
  Stålsett, Gunnar (new member after the resignation of Kristiansen in October 1994)   Center Party
  Sandegren, Kaare (from October 1996) b. 1929 Labour
       
1997-
1998
Sejersted, Francis (Chairman) b. 1936 Conservative
  Kvanmo, Hanna (Dep. Chairman) b. 1926
d. 2005
Socialist Left Party
  Stålsett, Gunnar b. 1935 Center Party
  Rønbeck, Sissel (on leave until November 1997) b. 1950 Labour
  Berge, Gunnar b. 1940 Labour
  Kostøl, Esther (until November 1997) b. 1936 Labour
1999 Sejersted, Francis (Chairman) b. 1936 Conservative
  Berge, Gunnar (Dep. Chairman) b. 1940 Labour
  Kvanmo, Hanna b. 1926
d. 2005
Socialist Left Party
  Stålsett, Gunnar b. 1935 Center Party
  Rønbeck, Sissel b. 1950 Labour
       
2000-2002 Berge, Gunnar (Chairman) b. 1940 Labour
  Stålsett, Gunnar (Dep. Chairman) b. 1935 Center Party
  Kvanmo, Hanna b. 1926
d. 2005
Socialist Left Party
  Rønbeck, Sissel b. 1950 Labour
  Ytterhorn, Inger-Marie b. 1941 Progress Party
       
2003-2005 Mjøs, Ole Danbolt (Chairman) b. 1939 Christian People's Party
  Furre, Berger Ragnar (Dep. Chairman) b. 1937 Socialist Left Party
  Five, Kaci Kullman b. 1951 Conservative
  Rønbeck, Sissel b. 1950 Labour
  Ytterhorn, Inger-Marie b. 1941 Progress Party
       
2006-2008 Mjøs, Ole Danbolt (Chairman) b. 1939 Christian People's Party
  Furre, Berger Ragnar (Dep. Chairman) b. 1937 Socialist Left Party
  Five, Kaci Kullman b. 1951 Conservative
  Rønbeck, Sissel b. 1950 Labour
  Ytterhorn, Inger-Marie b. 1941 Progress Party
       
2009-2011 Jagland, Thorbjørn (Chairman) b. 1950 Labour
  Five, Kaci Kullmann (Dep. Chairman) b. 1951 Conservative
  Valle, Ågot b. 1945 Socialist Left Party
  Rønbeck, Sissel b. 1941 Labour
  Ytterhorn, Inger-Marie b. 1941 Progress Party
       
2012-2014 Jagland, Thorbjørn (Chairman) b. 1950 Labour
  Five, Kaci Kullmann (Dep. Chairman) b. 1951 Conservative
  Valle, Ågot b. 1945 Socialist Left Party
  Stålsett, Gunnar b. 1935 Center Party
  Ytterhorn, Inger-Marie b. 1941 Progress Party
  Reiss-Andersen, Berit b. 1954 Labour

 

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