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Karl Evang

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Karl Evang (19 October 1902 – 3 January 1981) was a Norwegian physician and civil servant. He was born in Kristiania as a son of assisting secretary Jens Ingolf Evang (1873–1914) and Anna Beate Wexelsen (1875–1954). He was a brother of Vilhelm Evang, and a relative of Vilhelm Andreas Wexelsen, Per Kvist and Gunnar Jahn. His sister Anne Beate married another civil servant, Karl Ludvig Bugge. Karl Evang met physician Gerda S. Landmark Moe (1905–1985) in 1926, and married her in 1929. He enrolled in medicine studies at the Royal Frederick University in 1924, and became a member of the revolutionary group Mot Dag in 1926 which had a strong standing among students. Mot Dag was affiliated with the Communist Party of Norway at the time, but soon became independent. Evang was also active in the Norwegian Support Committee for Spain and Clarté. He was elected chairman of the Norwegian Students' Society in 1931, while serving a prison sentence for conscientious objection. He jo
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