Kaare Sandegren

Short biography

Sandegren, Kaare

1929 –
Trade union official
Labour party

Kaare Sandegren got his M.A. in 1953 after having studied at the University of Oregon and Fletcher School of Law (both in the USA). In 1956 he finished further studies in Norway and from 1957 trained as a diplomat in the Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs. He worked at the Norwegian delegation to NATO in 1959 and was Norway’s Chargés d’Affaires in Bangkok in 1963-1964. From 1969 he held a leading position at the ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1974 Kaare Sandegren was Secretary of International Affairs in the Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions. He was not elected a full member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, but served as an alternate member in 1990 and 1994.

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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