Emil Stang

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Emil Stang
Emil Stang by Klem.png
5th 6th 8th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
Monarch Oscar II
Preceded by Johan Sverdrup, Johannes Steen
Succeeded by Johannes Steen, George Francis Hagerup
Personal details
Born Emil Stang
14 June 1834
Died 4 July 1912(1912-07-04) (aged 78)
Nationality Norwegian
Political party Conservative Party
Occupation Politician
Profession lawyer

Emil Stang (14 June 1834 – 4 July 1912) was a Norwegian jurist and politician. He became Prime Minister of Norway and was the first chairman of the Conservative Party.[1]

Emil Stang was born and died in Christiania (now Oslo, Norway). He was the son of former Prime Minister Frederik Stang. Stang became cand.jur. in 1858 and established his own legal practice in 1861. Starting that year he also took part in the editing of Ugeblad for Lovkyndighed ("Weekly magazine for Law knowledge"). From 1871 to 1907 he was the editor of Norsk Retstidende (the annals of Norwegian courts), except for the years when he was Prime Minister. [2]

He was the first chairman of the Conservative Party from 1884–1889, and lead the party again 1891-1893, and again 1896-1899. He was Prime Minister from 1889 to 1891 and from 1893 to 1895. From 1889 to 1891 he was President of the Storting. In 1891 he was appointed judge at Kristiania Stiftsoverrett, however, he never acceded this office. He became presiding judge (lagmann) for Borgarting and Agder regional courts in 1895 and Supreme Court Justice in 1901. He retired in 1904. [3]

Personal life

In 1890, Stang was appointed as a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav. He was the father of Emil Stang and Fredrik Stang. He died in Christiania.


  1. ^ "Emil Stang, Biografier 1905-1945". Norsk samfunnsvitenskapelig datatjeneste AS. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Magnus A. Mardal. "Emil Stang – den eldre". Store norske leksikon. Archived from the original on 2016-04-19. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ Paul Thyness. "Emil Stang – 2, Jurist, Politiker". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 

External links

  • Family genealogy
Political offices
Preceded by
Wollert Konow, Sivert A. Nielsen, Johannes Steen
President of the Storting
Succeeded by
Viggo Ullmann, Sivert A. Nielson
Preceded by
Johan Sverdrup
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Johannes Steen
Preceded by
Johannes Steen
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
George Francis Hagerup
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