Aase Wind Lionæs

Short biography

Lionæs, Aase Wind
1907 – 1999
Politician labour

Lionæs was a member of the Storting in 1958-1977. In 1965 and 1973-1977 she was a member of the parliament’s presidency and the first woman to preside over the Storting. Within the Labour Party she belonged to the right wing. Lionæs was a Norwegian delegate to the UN General Assembly in 1946-1965. She was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1948-1978, its chairwoman from 1968.

Aase Lionæs took her Master’s degree in Economics in 1930. Early on she became engaged in political work in the Norwegian Labour movement, especially in the struggle for gender equality. From 1935 up to 1953 she was editor of Arbeiderkvinnen, “The Woman Worker” and was leader of the Labour Party’s Secretariat for Women in 1945-1953.

Aase Wind Lionæs

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The biographical sketches of the Norwegian Nobel Committee members were written by Sølvi Glendrange and edited by Øyvind Tønnesson. They are based on the following sources:
– Norsk Biografisk Leksikon (Norwegian Biographical Encyclopaedia), Oslo 1923-1983
– Hvem er Hvem? (The Norwegian “Who’s Who”), several editions
– Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store Norske Leksikon (The Norwegian National Encyclopaedia), Kunnskapsforlaget, 2nd and 3rd edition, Oslo 1989/1995-1999
– Kunnskapsforlagets Nettleksikon (the Web Encyclopedia of Kunnskapsforlaget, www.kunnskapsforlaget.no), Oslo 1999