Haakon Lie, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Haakon Lie

Norwegian politician

Date of Birth: 22-Sep-1905

Place of Birth: Christiania, Norway

Date of Death: 25-May-2009

Profession: writer, politician

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Haakon Lie

  • Haakon Steen Lie (22 September 1905 – 25 May 2009) was a Norwegian politician who served as party secretary for the Norwegian Labour Party from 1945 to 1969.
  • Coming from humble origins, he became involved in the labour movement at an early age, and quickly rose in the party system.
  • After actively working for the resistance movement and the exiled government during World War II, he was elected to the second-highest position in the party after the war, and his years in office were the most successful in the party's history. Lie is widely considered – along with Einar Gerhardsen – to be the architect of the post-war success of the Labour Party, and of the Norwegian welfare state.
  • At the same time, he has also been the subject of criticism for organising surveillance of Norwegian opposition figures, in particular communists.
  • Lie remained active in Norwegian public life, even after his 100th birthday, and in 2008 he celebrated his 103rd birthday with the release of a new biography, "Slik jeg ser det nå" (As I see it now).

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