Sjur Lindebrække

Short biography

Lindebrække, Sjur

1909 – 1998
Bank manager and politician

Sjur Lindebrække became Doctor of Law in 1948. He was Assistant Manager of Bergen Privatbank in 1940-1945 and Bank Manager in 1945. He was Managing Director later in 1958-1968 and was active chairman of the Board in 1968-1976. He was Chairman of the Norwegian Banking Association in 1954-1960.

Lindebrække was a member of the Storting in 1945-1953. He sat on the board of the Conservative Party in 1950-1982 and was chairman of the party in 1962-1970. He tried to bridge the dividing lines between the non-socialist parties and was highly respected also by enemies of his party. Sjur Lindebrække was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1976-1981.

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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