Håkon Meyer

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Håkon Meyer (11 March 1896 – 23 October 1989) was a Norwegian politician, trade unionist and businessperson.

He was born in Kristiania, the son of Ludvig Meyer and Emma Metz. In the 1920s and 1930s he was an active and leading Labour Party politician, and chaired the Social-Democratic Youth League. He had a leading position in the trade union opposition group called "Fagopposisjonen av 1940", and became a member of Nasjonal Samling in December 1940. He chaired the Norwegian Union of Municipal Employees from 1941 to 1942. In the legal purge in Norway after World War II he was sentenced for treason. He later settled in Sweden, where he was running a trading company. In 1952 he published the book Et annet syn. He died in Malmö in 1989.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pryser, Tore. "Håkon Meyer". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 15 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Håkon Meyer". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 15 April 2013.