Halvard Manthey Lange (16 September 1902 – 19 May 1970) was a Norwegian politician and diplomat, who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1946-1963 and again from 1963-1965. He was also the longest serving Foreign Minister to date, having served a total of 19 years.
|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
25 September 1963 – 12 October 1965
|Prime Minister||Einar Gerhardsen|
|Preceded by||Erling Wikborg|
|Succeeded by||John Lyng|
2 February 1946 – 28 August 1963
|Prime Minister||Einar Gerhardsen |
|Preceded by||Trygve Lie|
|Succeeded by||Erling Wikborg|
|Member of the Norwegian Parliament|
1 January 1950 – 30 September 1969
Halvard Manthey Lange
16 September 1902
Kristiania, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
|Died||19 May 1970 (aged 67)|
|Spouse(s)||Karen Bøe (1930–1938) |
Aase Monsen (1939–1970; his death)
Just before taking the job of foreign minister, he became a member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in 1945; although he went on leave in 1946, when he took up the foreign minister's job, he remained officially on the committee until 1948. He was viewed as "right-wing" politician in the Norwegian Labour Party, partially because of his strong support for Western alignment.
Lange was, together with Lester B. Pearson and Gaetano Martino, one of the "three wise men" on the "Committee of Three" advising NATO on ways to strengthen its non-military cooperation. A result of this work was the formation of the NATO Science Programme in 1957.
- "NATO Handbook 2001: Science Programme Activities". NATO. 2001-08-23. Retrieved 2006-08-26.
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