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Per

[pur; unstressed per]
Borten, Per, 1913-2005, Norwegian political leader and agronomist. Active in the agricultural administration and provincial government of Sør-Trøndelag (1946-65), he served as head of the region's Agrarian Youth Movement. He became a member of the Storting (parliament) in 1950 and in 1955 was made chairman of the Agrarian party. In 1965 he became prime minister. His coalition government of four non-Socialist parties resigned in 1971 after Borten revealed confidential information about Norway's negotiations for European Community membership.
Hallström, Per, 1866-1960, Swedish short-story writer, dramatist, and poet. Before devoting himself to writing, Hallström worked in London and Chicago as a chemist. He is appreciated primarily for his collections of short stories, such as Purpur [purple] (1895) and Thanatos [death] (1900). His major works, written before 1910, combine profound compassion with a sensitive awareness of beauty.
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