Paal Olav Berg (18 January 1873 – 24 May 1968), born in Hammerfest, was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party. He was Minister of Social Affairs 1919–1920, and Minister of Justice 1924–1926. He was the 12th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1929 to 1946.
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway|
|Preceded by||Herman Scheel|
|Succeeded by||Emil Stang jr.|
|Minister of Justice|
25 July 1924 – 5 March 1926
|Prime Minister||J. L. Mowinckel|
|Preceded by||Christian L. Rolfsen|
|Succeeded by||Ingolf E. Christensen|
|Minister of Social Affairs|
20 February 1919 – 21 June 1920
|Prime Minister||Gunnar Knudsen|
|Preceded by||Lars Abrahamsen|
|Succeeded by||Odd Klingenberg|
Paal Olav Berg
18 January 1873
Hammerfest, Finnmark, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
|Died||24 May 1968 (aged 95)|
Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Caroline Juliane Debes
Paal Berg was instrumental in the German Dismissal of pro-Nazi puppet regime of Vidkun Quisling to be replaced by a council of Norwegian citizens, including himself on April 15, 1940. This was overseen after April 24 by Hitler's appointee Josef Terboven. Despite holding this position in the occupied government, Berg was far from a collaborator. Indeed, William L. Shirer names him the secret leader of the Norwegian Resistance. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1947. He was a member of the Norwegian Association for Women's Rights.
- Paal Berg Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, Norgeslexi Encyclopedia (in Norwegian)
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Paal Olav Berg". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
- Lødrup, Peter. "Paal Berg". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 June 2009.
- Shirer 1990: pg. 935
- "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 16 June 2011.
- "Upprop". Norsk Tidend. 1936-05-05.