Erling Wikborg

Short biography

Wikborg, Erling

1894 – 1992
Jurist and politician
Christian People’s Party

Erling Wikborg became barrister at the Supreme Court in Oslo in 1922. In 1945 he was elected to the Storting. He was a representative of the Christian People’s Party in 1945-1949 and in 1954-1961, the party’s chairman in 1952-1956. In 1963 (August – September) he served as Foreign Minister in a non-socialist coalition government.

Wikborg was a Norwegian delegate to the UN General Assembly several times and was a member of the Nordic Council 1954-1961. He was a deputy member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1965 and permanent member in 1967-1969.

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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