Abraham Theodor Berge
|8th Prime Minister of Norway|
23 May 1923 – 25 July 1924
|Preceded by||Otto Bahr Halvorsen|
|Succeeded by||Johan Ludwig Mowinckel|
|Minister of Finance|
23 March 1923 – 25 July 1924
|Prime Minister||Otto Bahr Halvorsen|
|Preceded by||Otto Albert Blehr|
|Succeeded by||Arnold Holmboe|
2 February 1910 – 20 February 1912
|Prime Minister||Gunnar Knudsen|
|Preceded by||Gunnar Knudsen|
|Succeeded by||Fredrik Ludvig Konow|
7 November 1906 – 23 October 1907
|Prime Minister||Christian Michelsen|
|Preceded by||Edvard Hagerup Bull|
|Succeeded by||Johan Magnus Halvorsen|
|Minister of Church and Education|
23 October 1907 – 19 March 1908
|Prime Minister||Jørgen Løvland|
|Preceded by||Otto Jensen|
|Succeeded by||Karl Seip|
|Born||20 August 1851|
|Died||10 July 1936 (aged 84)|
|Political party||Free-minded Liberal Party|
|Awards||Order of St. Olav|
Abraham Theodor Berge (20 August 1851 – 10 July 1936) was Prime Minister of Norway from 1923 to 1924. He was a teacher and civil servant who represented Venstre, the social liberal party, and later Frisinnede Venstre, a right-of-centre party. 
Berge was born at Lyngdal in Lister og Mandals amt (present-day Vest-Agder) , Norway . He was the son of Johan Tobias Johnsen Berge (1813-1883) and Helene Andreasdatter Kvalsvig. He attended the teacher's course offered by Reinert Rødland in Lyngdal. In 1867, Berge became teacher at the Nordbygda skole in Vanse. He also served as sheriff in Vanse from 1904-1908. Berge was appointed County Governor in Vestfold in 1908, a position he held until 1924 
Berge started his political career in Lista in the present-day municipality of Farsund, where he was in 1882 elected mayor. From here he went on to the Norwegian Parliament in 1891. He served, in different periods, as both Minister of Culture and Church Affairs and Minister of Finance. Then, after a 10-year absence from politics, he became again Minister of Finance, and later also Prime Minister, when sitting Prime Minister Otto Bahr Halvorsen died. He resigned this post as the result of the defeat in a vote to lift prohibition. 
In 1926 he was, as the only Norwegian Prime Minister ever, impeached. The charge was withholding information relating to the government rescue of a bank threatened by bankruptcy. He was, however, acquitted in 1927, along with the six ministers who stood trial alongside him.
- Listerlandets kystværn og kaperfart 1807-14 (Tønsberg 1914) and Lista. En bygdebok (Tønsberg 1926). Both books reprinted 2006 by Klokkhammer Forlag AS.
- "Abraham Berge, Prime Minister 1923 - 1924". Government.no. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
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- Svein Carstens. "Abraham Berge, Lærer, Politiker". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
- "Abraham Theodor Berge". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
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