Emil Stang

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Emil Stang
MP
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5th 6th 8th Prime Minister of Norway in Scandinavia
In office
1884–1889
Monarch Oscar II
Preceded by Johan Sverdrup, Johannes Steen
Succeeded by Johannes Steen, George Francis Hagerup
Personal details
Born Emil Stang
14 June 1834
Christiania
Died 4 July 1912(1912-07-04) (aged 78)
Christiania
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative Party
Occupation Politician
Profession lawyer
Religion Church of Norway

Emil Stang (14 June 1834 – 4 July 1912) was a Norwegian jurist and politician. He became Prime Minister of Norway and was the first chairman of the Conservative Party.

Stang became cand.jur. in 1858 and established his own legal practice in 1861. Starting that year he also took part in the editing of Ugeblad for Lovkyndighed ("Weekly magazine for Law knowledge"). From 1871 to 1907 he was the editor of Norsk Retstidende (the annals of Norwegian courts), except for the years when he was Prime Minister. In 1891 he was appointed judge at Kristiania Stiftsoverrett, however, he never acceded this office. He became presiding judge (lagmann) for Borgarting and Agder regional courts in 1895 and Supreme Court Justice in 1901. He retired in 1904.

He was the first chairman of the Conservative Party from 1884–1889, and lead the party again 1891-1893, and again 1896-1899. He was Prime Minister from 1889 to 1891 and from 1893 to 1895. From 1889 to 1891 he was President of the Storting.

On 21 January 1890, Stang was appointed as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav.

Emil Stang was the son of former Prime Minister Frederik Stang and father of Emil Stang d.y. and Fredrik Stang.

He was born and died in Christiania.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wollert Konow, Sivert A. Nielsen, Johannes Steen
President of the Storting
1889–1891
Succeeded by
Viggo Ullmann, Sivert A. Nielson
Preceded by
Johan Sverdrup
Prime Minister of Norway
1889–1891
Succeeded by
Johannes Steen
Preceded by
Johannes Steen
Prime Minister of Norway
1893–1895
Succeeded by
George Francis Hagerup