Aase Lionæs

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Aase Lionæs
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Lionæs during a debate in the Storting in 1963.
Vice President of the Odelsting
In office
9 October 1973 – 30 September 1977
PresidentPer Borten
Preceded byErland Steenberg
Succeeded byPer Karstensen
Vice President of the Lagting
In office
8 October 1965 – 30 September 1973
PresidentBent Røiseland
Lars Korvald
Egil Aarvik
Preceded byEinar Hareide
Succeeded byEgil Aarvik
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 January 1958 – 30 September 1977
Personal details
Born(1907-04-10)10 April 1907
Oslo, Norway
Died2 January 1999(1999-01-02) (aged 91)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLabour
Kurt Jonas
(m. 1938)

Aase Wind Lionæs (10 April 1907 – 2 January 1999) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party, and a socialist feminist.[1]

She was born in Oslo.

She was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Oslo in 1958, and was re-elected on four occasions. She had previously served in the position of deputy representative during the term 1954–1957, during which she met as a regular representative for Rakel Seweriin and later Einar Gerhardsen who both held positions in the Cabinet.

Lionæs was a member of Oslo city council during the terms 1934–1937 and 1945–1947. She was also a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1948 to 1968 and its leader from 1968 to 1978. She also served as Vice President of the Lagting from 1965 to 1973 and of the Odelsting from 1973 to 1977.

She foundet the friendship association Friends of Israel in the Norwegian Labour Movement (Norwegian: Venner av Israel i Norsk Arbeiderbevegelse).


  1. ^ Gruber, Helmut (1998). Women and Socialism, Socialism and Women: Europe Between the Two World Wars. Berghahn Books. p. 466.
Cultural offices
Preceded by Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
Succeeded by