Jørgen Løvland

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Jørgen Løvland
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2nd Prime Minister of Norway
In office
23 October 1907 – 19 March 1908
Monarch Haakon VII
Preceded by Christian Michelsen
Succeeded by Gunnar Knudsen
Personal details
Born 3 February 1848
Evje, Norway
Died 21 August 1922(1922-08-21) (aged 74)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Liberal Party

Jørgen Gunnarsson Løvland (3 February 1848 – 21 August 1922) was a Norwegian educator and civil servant who served as Prime Minister of the Norwegian Parliament (1907-1908).[1]

Gravesite of Jørgen Løvland, Vår Frelsers gravlund in Oslo


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.[2]

Political career[edit]

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.[3]

Norwegian Nobel Committee[edit]

Løvland was a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from the foundation in 1897 until his death in 1922. He was the committee’s chairman (1901–1921). [4]


  1. ^ "Jørgen Løvland". regjeringen.no. May 7, 2011. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Magnus A. Mardal. "Jørgen Gunnarson Løvland". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jørgen Gunnarson Løvland". Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste AS. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Members of the first Norwegian Nobel Committee". Nobel Committee. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Michelsen
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Gunnar Knudsen
Preceded by
Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Wilhelm Christopher Christophersen
Preceded by
Aasulv Bryggesaa
Norwegian Minister of Education and Church Affairs
Succeeded by
Nils Riddervold Jensen
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Marius Hægstad
Chairman of Noregs Mållag
Succeeded by
Nikolaus Gjelsvik