Trade union official
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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