Aase Lionæs

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Person.png Aase Lionæs  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Born10 April 1907
Oslo
Died2 January 1999 (Age 91)
NationalityNorwegian
Alma materLondon School of Economics
Cold warrior and Chairperson of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Employment.png Member of the Norwegian Parliament

In office
1958 - 1977
Succeeded byReiulf Steen
Norwegian parliament

Aase Wind Lionæs was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party[1]She was the leader of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1968 to 1978, where she gave the Prize to Henry Kissinger among many other decisions based on Cold War considerations.

She was born in Oslo, and 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 lived for many years as the closest neighbor to Haakon Lie in Oslo.


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References

  1. Gruber, Helmut (1998). Women and Socialism, Socialism and Women: Europe Between the Two World Wars. Berghahn Books. p. 466.