Erling Wikborg

Erling Wikborg (5 November 1894 – 6 April 1992) was a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

Erling Wikborg
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Erling Wikborg in 1951.
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party
In office
26 April 1951 – 20 May 1955
Preceded byNils Lavik
Succeeded byEinar Hareide
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
28 August 1963 – 25 September 1963
Prime MinisterJohn Lyng
Preceded byHalvard Lange
Succeeded byHalvard Lange
Personal details
Born(1894-11-05)5 November 1894
Drammen, Norway
Died6 April 1992(1992-04-06) (aged 97)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyChristian Democratic

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Akershus in 1945, and was re-elected from Oslo on two occasions.

Wikborg held a number of other prominent posts. He was the second leader of the Christian Democratic Party from 1951 to 1955, and a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1965 and from 1967 to 1970. From August to September 1963 he was Minister of Foreign Affairs during the short-lived centre-right Cabinet of John Lyng.

A lawyer by profession, he was born in Drammen, graduated with a cand.jur. degree in 1918, and studied international law in France and England in 1922 and 1923. Wikborg died on 6 April 1992 at the age of 97.


  • "Erling Wikborg" (in Norwegian). Storting.

Party political offices
Preceded by
Nils Lavik
Leader of the Christian Democratic Party of Norway
Succeeded by
Einar Hareide
Political offices
Preceded by
Halvard Lange
Minister of Foreign Affairs (Norway)
August 1963–September 1963
Succeeded by
Halvard Lange