Nomination Archive

Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize
Number:15 - 1
Nominee 1:
Name:Carl Albert Lindhagen
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1946
Profession:Mayor of Stockholm. Member of the Swedish parliament 1897-1917, 1919-1940
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Nominee 2:
Name:Jane Addams
Year, Birth:1860
Year, Death:1935
Profession:Social reformer and pacifist. Author. Leader of the American settlement house movement. Co-founder of WILPF.
Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1931
Motivation:Lindhagen supported female suffrage and social reform, and he advocated disarmament and international co-operation based on international law. He actively worked for a joint Scandiavian effort to promote international civil law. Lindhagen was a prominent member of the radical peace movement. Addams was the co-founder and president of the Women's Peace Party (1915). In 1915 she attended the Women's Peace Conference at The Hague, and she was elected president of the International Committee of Women for Permanent Peace. After the conference Addams and several of the delegates went on a peace mission to the European political leaders and to the American president. Addams was elected president of the newly formed Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) at the second Women's Peace Conference in 1919. She presided over the 4th regular peace conference held by the WILPF in Washington in 1924. It adopted a manifesto stating that civilization can only be rebuilt on international justice, renouncing the Treaty of Versailles. It furthermore demanded democratic control over foreign policy, social peace and a stronger international organization.
Name:Matilda Widegren
Profession:Member of the Commission of the Permanent International Peace Bureau.
Country:SWEDEN (SE)
Comments: Lindhagen was one of legal advisor to the Alfred Nobel estate; in effect he became an associate executor. He also drafted the Nobel Foundation Charter in 1899. Addams founded several settlement houses, most notably Hull House in Chicago. Her aim was to improve the living conditions of immigrants and working class people through educational and philantropic activities. Lindhagen was also on the short list, but no new evaluation was requested. Widegren suggested that the nominees were awarded the reserved prize for 1929 and the prize for 1930. Addams had been evaluated in 1916, 1923, 1924 and 1928. Lindhagen had been evaluated in 1922.

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