Nils Langhelle

Short biography

Langhelle, Nils

1907 – 1967

Nils Langhelle got his M.A. in 1934. He was a member of the city council of Bergen in the period in 1937-1947 and chairman of the local branch of the Labour Party in 1935-1945 and from 1960.

Langhelle was a member of the Storting in 1950-1965, its President in 1958-1965 and Vice-President in 1965-1967. He was Cabinet Minister in 1945-55 (Labour, Communication, Defence, and Trade). He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee 1964-1967, its chairman in 1967.

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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,, Oslo 1999