Trygve Halvdan Lie (1896-1968) was a Norwegian Labour politician and diplomat.
He became the first secretary-general of the United Nations (1946-1953), when he resigned over Soviet opposition to his handling of the Korean War.
He became secretary of the Labour Party (1926). During the German occupation of Norway in World War II he was foreign minister in the exiled government (1941-1946), when he helped retain the Norwegian fleet for the Allies.
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Trygve Lie was a Norwegian politician, labour leader and government official.