1879 – 1966
Officer, Politician and Forest Owner
The Farmers’ Party
Birger Braadland graduated from high school in 1897 and entered the Military Academy in 1903. He rose to the rank of Captain in 1911, became Aide-de-camp (adjutant) to the Norwegian King in 1915-1918, and was appointed Major in 1930.
Braadland, who belonged to the Farmers’ Party, was Foreign Minister in a non-socialist (Bondepartiet) government in 1931-1933. In the period 1934-1936 he was a member of the Storting. In 1931-1934 Braadland was Norwegian delegate to the League of Nations. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1937-1948.