| Niels Nørlund |
|Born||Niels Herbert Nørlund|
12 August 1924
Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, Denmark
|Died||11 August 2004 (Age 79)|
|Member of||Bilderberg/Steering committee|
Somewhat mysterious Danish editor and member of the Bilderberg steering committee.
Niels Herbert Nørlund was a Danish journalist and editor in chief. Little is known about his deep political connections, but he became a member of the Bilderberg steering committee on 1st January 1975, when Terkel Terkelsen resigned and passed on his position to him.
Niels Nørlund was the son of director and archaeologist Poul Nørlund and Nanna Nørlund (born Moller). He was younger brother of communist activist Ib Nørlund. Niels Nørlund married Jette Hjejle (born 24 January 1923), the daughter of architect Therkel Hjejle, with whom he had sons Terkel, Kermit, Laurs and Nikolaj.
World War II
Niels Nørlund graduated in 1942. That same year he was assigned to Berlingske Tidende as a reporter. Niels Nørlund participated actively with the illegal radio transmissions from Denmark, and in 1944 was arrested by the Wehrmacht and spent the rest of World War II as a prisoner.
In 1946 he became Berlingske Tidende's Berlin correspondent. Later he moved to London and then on to a job as a newspaper's UN correspondent in New York. Four years later he moved to Washington DC, where he helped to open for wider and closer communication between the Europe and the USA. Niels Nørlund was called home in 1957 when he was foreign policy assistant at Berlingske Aftenavis and later at Berlingske Tidende. He wrote leaders and editorials on the newspaper's front page, informed by American newspapers. This may have been part of his role as agreed at the Bilderberg.
In 1962 he became a member of the Berlingske Tidende's editorial office. In 1965 he was given the prestigious journalism award Award for Distinguished Achievement in Journalism in 1965 from the University of California. In 1967 he was the newspaper's chief editor, replacing Terkel Terkelsen (whom in 1975 he was to succeed as a member of the Bilderberg steering committee). The next year Berlingske Tidende underwent a rapidly modernization. In 1970 Nørlund was replaced by Laust Jensen. Niels Nørlund remained a member of the chief editorial office until 1985 when he again went abroad, this time as the newspaper's Bonn correspondent. He was in 1989 honored with the Berlingske Journalist Award and the Danish-German Society Merit Award. He was a 'Knight of the Dannebrog'.
Events Participated in
|Bilderberg/1972||21 April 1972||23 April 1972||Belgium|
Hotel La Reserve
|The 21st Bilderberg, 102 guests. It spawned the Trilateral Commission.|
|Bilderberg/1977||22 April 1977||24 April 1977||Imperial Hotel|
|The 25th Bilderberg, held in Torquay, England.|
|Bilderberg/1978||21 April 1978||23 April 1978||US|
|The 26th Bilderberg, held in the US|
|Bilderberg/1979||27 April 1979||29 April 1979||Austria|
Clubhotel Schloss Weikersdorf
|27th Bilderberg, 95 guests, Austria|
|Bilderberg/1980||18 April 1980||20 April 1980||Germany|
|The 28th Bilderberg, held in West Germany, unusually exposed by the Daily Mirror|
|Bilderberg/1981||15 May 1981||17 May 1981||Switzerland|
|The 29th Bilderberg|
|Bilderberg/1982||14 May 1982||16 May 1982||Norway|
|The 30th Bilderberg, held in Norway.|
|Bilderberg/1983||13 May 1983||15 May 1983||Canada|
|The 31st Bilderberg, held in Canada|
|Bilderberg/1984||11 May 1984||13 May 1984||Sweden|
|The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden|
|Bilderberg/1985||10 May 1985||12 May 1985||New York|
Arrowwood of Westchester
|The 33rd Bilderberg, held in Canada|