Johan Nygaardsvold

Johan Nygaardsvold [' ny: go: rsvɔl ] ( born September 6, 1879 in Hommelvik in Trondheim, † March 13, 1952 in Trondheim ) was a Norwegian politician.

As a member of the Labour Party was Nygaardsvold 1916-1949 Member of the Storting and 1928 as well as 1934/1935 its president. In 1928, he became Minister of Agriculture and of 20 March 1935 to 1945 he was the prime minister of Norway, where he fled on 9 April 1940, after the German invasion in Operation Weser exercise, first to Hamar and Elverum and then from 5 May in exile worked in London. The government returned on 31 May 1945 to Norway, and Nygaardsvold admitted his office on June 26.