Libertas (Norway)

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Libertas was a Norwegian libertarian business organisation.

It was founded in Oslo in 1947. The organisation's first secretary-general was jurist Trygve de Lange. It fought against the regulation politics of the Labour Party, and had considerable influence on conservatives in the 1950s and 1960s. It held lectures at Elingård in Fredrikstad from 1948, and published the magazine from 1952 to 1995. Libertas was succeeded by the Liberal Research Institute in 1988.[1]

Trygve de Lange was secretary-general from 1947 to 1976.[1] The chairmen were Odd Berg (1947–1952),[2] Knut Halvorsen (–1965), Johan Hjort (1965–1968), Jens C. Hagen (1968–), Hjalmar Aass (–1978), Birger Halvorsen (1978–),[3][4][5] Johan Fredrik Biermann, Sverre Sunde and Sigurd Herlofson (1980s).


  1. ^ a b "Libertas – norsk næringslivsorganisasjon". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). 29 May 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Berg, Odd". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 47. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Høyesterettsadvokat Johan Hjort ny formann i Libertas". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 9 January 1965. 
  4. ^ "Ny formann i Libertas". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 14 December 1968. 
  5. ^ "Ås-politiker ny formann i Libertas". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 27 December 1978.