Lyng, John Daniel Fürstenberg
1905 – 1978
Jurist and politician
John Daniel Fürstenberg Lyng got his law degree in 1927. In the 1930s he was engaged in local politics in Trondheim. During the German occupation of Norway in 1940-1945, he took refuge in Sweden and after the war became public prosecutor in a number of trials against leading traitors in Norway. In 1947 he became barrister at the Norwegian Supreme Court.
Lyng was elected to the Storting in 1945-1953 and in 1958-1965. In 1963 he was Prime Minister in a non-socialist coalition government for one month. Two years later, he became Foreign Minister and held that position until 1970. John Lyng was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1964-1965 at the same time that he was a member of the Norwegian Government.
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