Thoralf Pryser

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Thoralf Pryser
Born(1885-08-10)10 August 1885
Drammen, Norway
Died8 July 1970(1970-07-08) (aged 84)
Newspaper editor
Known forChairman of the Norwegian Press Association
Awards Order of the Three Stars
Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas
Order of the White Lion
Order of the Dannebrog
Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary

Thoralf Pryser (10 August 1885 8 July 1970) was a Norwegian journalist and newspaper editor.


Personal life

Pryser was born in Drammen, a son of Gustav Fredrik Pryser and Caroline Johanne Grimlund. He married Laila Meyer in 1912. His wife died in 1944. In 1951 he married Elisabeth Lie. [1] He died in July 1970. [2]

Drammen Municipality in Buskerud, Norway

Drammen is a city in Buskerud, Norway. The port and river city of Drammen is centrally located in the eastern and most populated part of Norway. Drammen is the capital of the county of Buskerud.


Pryser worked as journalist for Verdens Gang from 1910, for Morgenbladet from 1911, and for Aftenposten from 1913. He was chief editor of the newspaper Morgenposten from 1918 to 1946, [1] except for 1943-1945 when Morgenposten had installed a Nazi editor. [3] He chaired the Norwegian Press Association from 1924 to 1928. [1]

Verdens Gang is a former Norwegian newspaper, issued in Oslo from 1868 to 1923.

<i>Morgenbladet</i> periodical literature

Morgenbladet is a Norwegian weekly, intellectual newspaper, covering politics, culture and science.

<i>Aftenposten</i> Aftenposten (Norwegian for "The Evening Post"), Norwegian newspaper.

Aftenposten is Norway's largest printed newspaper by circulation. It is based in Oslo. It had a circulation of 211,769 in 2015 and estimated 1.2 million readers. It converted from broadsheet to compact format in March 2005. Aftenposten's online edition is at

He was decorated Commander of the Order of the Three Stars, Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas, Officer of the Order of the White Lion, Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, and received the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary. [1]

Order of the Three Stars honorary order of Latvia

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Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas

The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas is the Lithuanian Presidential Award which was re-instituted to honour the citizens of Lithuania for outstanding performance in civil and public offices. Foreign nationals may also be awarded this Order. The Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas was instituted in 1928. It features the Columns of Gediminas, one of the national symbols of Lithuania.

Order of the White Lion order

The Order of the White Lion is the highest order of the Czech Republic. It continues a Czechoslovak order of the same name created in 1922 as an award for foreigners.. It was inspired by the Czech Nobility Cross created in 1814 by the Emperor and King Francis I and awarded to 37 Bohemian noblemen.

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  1. 1 2 3 4 Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1968). "Pryser, Thoralf". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (10 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug.
  2. Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Fortegnelse over personer som siste gang er omtalt i utgaven 1968 med angivelse av deres dødsdatum". Hvem er Hvem? (in Norwegian) (11 ed.). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 629.
  3. Hjeltnes, Guri (1990). "Prøvesaken". Avisoppgjøret etter 1945 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 125–148. ISBN   82-03-16122-7.
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Preceded by
Per Wendelbo
Chairman of the Norwegian Press Association
Succeeded by
Knut Domaas