Trygve Lie

Trygve Lie

Born: July 16, 1896

Died: December 30, 1968

Nationality: Norwegian

Occupation: Politician

Biography: Trygve Halvdan Lie was a Norwegian politician, labour leader, government official and author. He served as Norwegian Foreign minister during the critical years of the Norwegian government in exile in London from 1940 to 1945. From 1946 to 1952 he was the first Secretary-General of the United Nations. Lie earned a reputation as a pragmatic, determined politician.