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Council of State Division in Stockholm (1814–1905)

The Norwegian Council of State Division in Stockholm was established on 30 November 1814, following the establishing of the Swedish-Norwegian personal union on 4 November 1814. The Division was operative from late December 1814. Its secretariat was the Norwegian State Secretariat Chancery in Stockholm.

The Council of State Division in Stockholm was led by Norway’s Prime Minister. With him he had two ministers coming over from Christiania (Oslo) to serve for normally one year at the time.

On 21 July 1873, the responsibility as Norway’s Prime Minister was moved from Stockholm to a new office as Prime Minister in Christiania. The office as Prime Minister at the Council of State Division in Stockholm was now ranked after Norway’s Prime Minister in Christiania. The other two members of the Division were still ministers coming over from Kristiania to serve in Stockholm for one year at the time.

The number of Norwegian ministers in Stockholm was increased from three to ten during the short periods between 1857 and 1881 when Swedish-Norwegian interim governments ruled while the King was ill or abroad.

On 7 June 1905, the members of the Council of State Division in Stockholm was withdrawn to Kristiania, as Norway declared that the personal union with Sweden was dissolved.

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