|2nd Prime Minister of Norway|
23 October 1907 – 19 March 1908
|Preceded by||Christian Michelsen|
|Succeeded by||Gunnar Knudsen|
|Born||3 February 1848
|Died||21 August 1922
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Religion||Church of Norway|
Løvland was born at Lauvland in Evje (Lauvland i Evje herad) in Aust-Agder, Norway. He came from a farming family. He graduated from the teachers’ seminary at Holt in 1865. He worked as primary school teacher in Christianssand (1866-1878) and then as headmaster in Setesdal (1878-1884). From 1884 to 1892 he was also editor of Christianssands Stiftsavis.
He represented the Liberal party at the Norwegian Parliament (Storting) 1886-1888 and again in 1892-1898. He was Minister of Labour (1898–1899, 1900–1902, 1902–1903), a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm (1899–1900), Minister of Foreign Affairs (1905 and 1905–1907), Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1907–1908), and Minister of Education and Church Affairs (1915–1920). In 1905 became the prime minister in Stockholm. He was chair of the Norwegian government of Christian Michelsen. In October 1907, Løvland took over as Norwegian Prime Minister when Michelsen resigned. Løvland resigned the position in March 1908.
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