Thorvald Aadahl

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Thorvald Aadahl
Born(1882-07-23)23 July 1882
Rødenes, Norway
Died26 March 1962(1962-03-26) (aged 79)
OccupationNewspaper editor, novelist, and playwright

Thorvald Aadahl (23 July 1882 – 26 March 1962) was a Norwegian newspaper editor, novelist, and playwright.

Born in Rødenes, he was chief editor of Nationen newspaper from 1913 to 1942 and chaired the Norwegian Press Association from 1931 to 1934. [1] [2]

In the Norwegian parliamentary election of 1927 Aadahl was the third candidate on the list presented by the short-lived far-right National Legion, behind Karl Meyer (the party's leader) and Frøis Frøisland, and ahead of Jens Bratlie. [3] In a press release, the National Legion stated that it had deliberately chosen "strong" personalities able to withstand the rigours of Norwegian politics. [4]

Frøisland denounced the list in a piece he wrote in Aftenposten , stating that neither he, Aadahl, nor Bratlie were willing candidates; they had not even been aware of their nomination. He declared that a vote for the National Legion would be a wasted vote in the ongoing struggle against "the communists". Norwegian electoral law provided no legal grounds, however, for persons listed in the ballot to refuse their nomination. [5] In the event, the National Legion received only 1,210 votes nationwide and won no seats in parliament. [6]

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  1. Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Thorvald Aadahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. Rovde, Olav. "Thorvald Aadahl". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  3. "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. VIII. 69. Stortingsvalget 1927" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway.
  4. "Den Nationale Legions nye valgliste for Oslo". Aftenposten Aften (in Norwegian). 23 September 1927. p. 1.
  5. "Den Nationale Legions liste". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 24 September 1927. p. 4.
  6. Stortingsvalget 1927 (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 1928. p. 114.
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Preceded by
Knut Domaas
Chairman of the Norwegian Press Association
Succeeded by
Knut Domaas