Erling Wikborg

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Erling Wikborg (5 November 1894 – 6 April 1992) was a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus in 1945, and was re-elected from Oslo on two occasions.

Wikborg held a number of other prominent posts. He was the second leader of the Christian Democratic Party from 1951 to 1955, and a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1965 and from 1967 to 1970. From August to September 1963 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs during the short-lived centre-right Cabinet of John Lyng.

A lawyer by profession, he was born in Drammen, graduated with a cand.jur. degree in 1918, and studied international law in France and England in 1922 and 1923.


Party political offices
Preceded by
Nils Lavik
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party of Norway
Succeeded by
Einar Hareide
Political offices
Preceded by
Halvard Lange
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Norway)
August 1963–September 1963
Succeeded by
Halvard Lange