Trygve Haugeland

Short biography

Haugeland, Trygve

1914 – 1998
Farmer and politician
Center party

Trygve Haugeland graduated from the Agricultural College of Norway in 1937. From 1946 up to 1953 he was headmaster of Lyngdal jordbruksskole, an agricultural school.

In 1963-1966 Haugeland was hired by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission Society to establish an agricultural school in Ethiopia. He later worked for the Methodist Church and Norwegian Church Aid in Liberia and Sudan, and was a member of the board of NORAD (The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) in 1968-1972.

Haugeland was a member of the Storting in 1957-1961 and was Minister of Environmental Affairs in a coalition government in 1972-1973. He was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1974-1984.

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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