Emil Stang
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Emil Stang
5th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
2 May 1893 – 14 October 1895
MonarchOscar II
Preceded byJohannes Steen
Succeeded byFrancis Hagerup
In office
13 July 1889 – 6 March 1891
MonarchOscar II
Preceded byJohan Sverdrup
Succeeded byJohannes Steen
Minister of Education and Church Affairs
In office
27 April 1895 – 14 October 1895
Prime MinisterHimself
Preceded byAnton C. Bang
Succeeded byJakob Sverdrup
Leader of the Conservative Party
In office
Preceded byChristian H. Schweigaard
Succeeded byFrancis Hagerup
In office
Preceded byChristian H. Schweigaard
Succeeded byChristian H. Schweigaard
In office
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byChristian H. Schweigaard
Personal details
Born(1834-06-14)14 June 1834
Christiania, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Died4 July 1912(1912-07-04) (aged 78)
Christiania, Norway
Political partyConservative
Adelaide Pauline Berg
(m. 1865)
ChildrenEmil jr

Emil Stang (14 June 1834 – 4 July 1912) was a Norwegian jurist and politician. He served as the 5th prime minister of Norway from 1889–1891 and again from 1893–1895. He also served as the first leader of the Conservative Party from 1884–1889, 1891–1893 and 1896–1899.[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.
Political offices Preceded byWollert Konow, Sivert A. Nielsen, Johannes Steen President of the Storting 1889–1891 Succeeded byViggo Ullmann, Sivert A. Nielsen Preceded byJohan Sverdrup Prime Minister of Norway 1889–1891 Succeeded byJohannes Steen Preceded byJohannes Steen Prime Minister of Norway 1893–1895 Succeeded byGeorge Francis Hagerup