Bio – George Francis Hagerup

Hagerup, George Francis

1853 – 1921

Jurist and Politician Conservative

George Francis Hagerup became Doctor of Law in 1885 and was Professor of Law at the University of Oslo in 1887-1906. In 1892 he became a member of the Central Board of the Conservative Party (Høyre). He was Minister of Justice in the period 1893-1895, Prime Minister in 1895-1898 and again in 1903-1905. He was a member of the Storting in 1900-1906. From 1906 he served as a Norwegian diplomat.

Hagerup had a strong interest in the development of international law. From 1897 he was a member of l’Institut de Droit International, becoming its chairman in 1912. In 1907 he was the leader of the Norwegian delegation to the second Peace Conference at the Hague. He also was a delegate to international conferences on the Law of the Sea.

In 1920 Hagerup was the leader of the Norwegian delegation to the first assembly of the League of Nations in Geneva. The same year he was appointed to a legal committee founded by the League’s Council. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee 1906 -1920.