Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland

Short biography

Løvland, Jørgen Gunnarsson

1848 – 1922

Customs officer, teacher, newspaper editor and politician

Jørgen Løvland was Norwegian representative at the conference in Karlstad in 1905, which led to the dissolution of the Swedish-Norwegian union. He was Norway’s first Foreign Minister in 1905-1908 and Prime Minister in 1907-1908. Løvland was member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee 1901-1921, serving as the committee’s chairman in all those years.

Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland was member of the board of the Liberal Party (Venstre) in 1883-1892 and in 1909-1922. He was a member of the Storting in 1886-1888, 1892-1897 and in 1913-1915. In the period 1892-1897 he was President of the Odelsting. In 1898 he joined the Norwegian Government, first as Minister of Labor, later as a member of the cabinet department in Stockholm in 1899-1900.

 Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland

Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland

Photo: Courtesy of the archive of AS Kunnskapsforlaget, Oslo

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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