Trygve Lie Biography, Life, Interesting Facts
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Trygve Lie was born on July 16, 1896. He was a Norwegian. He was denoted as the first United Nations Secretary. He died on December 30, 1968.
Trygve Lie was born in July 1896 in Oslo, Norway. He was born to Martin Lie and Hulda Lie. He was brought up alongside one sibling. In 1916, he joined the Labour party. In 1919, he was honored at the University of Oslo with a degree in Law. He later became the national secretary for the Labour party. He thereafter became the editor in chief Norwegian Labour Party’s periodical ‘Det 20de Aarhundre’ renowned as ‘The 20th century’.
In 1922, Trygve Lie was appointed the Workers’ National Trade Union’s advisor. He later became a strong member of the Aker Municipality Council. In 1935, he became the Minister for Justice in the Prime Minister Johan Nygaardsvold’s government. In 1937, he was elected the Member of Parliament for the Norwegian government. In 1939, he served as the Minister for Trade. He later became the minister for supplies. In 1941, following the invasion of the Nazi to Germany, he was appointed the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In 1945, he was key member of the delegation from Norway at the United Nations conference. In 1946, following elections, he became the first United Nations, Secretary General. In 1947, he began by calming down the chaos caused by the proclamation of Israel. In 1948, he acted as a mediator between Indian and Pakistan over Kashmir’s conflict. In 1950, he launched a 20-year peace program. In 1952, he resigned from the post. He also in his career served as the Oslo and Akershus County Governor.
Awards And Achievements
In 1966, he was honored with ‘Medal for Outstanding Civic Service’ a highest civilian honor in Norway.
In 1921, he tied a knot with Hjørdis Jørgensen with whom they had three children. He died on December 30, 1968, of heart attack at Geilo, Norway. He died at the age of Seventy-Two.
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