1918 – 1992 Women’s group organizer and film censor
As a young woman, Else Germeten studied English language and literature (1941). Later she went to the USA where she passed an exam in Psychology in 1953. She was Chairman of Norges Husmorforbund (Norwegian Housewives’ Association) in 1959-1969. In the 1970s, she was engaged in media affairs and was a censor at the National Film Censorship 1970. She was Director of that institution in 1978-1987. Germeten was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1979-1984.
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