Christian August Selmer
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|2nd Prime Minister of Norway in Christiania|
|Preceded by||Frederik Stang|
|Succeeded by||Christian Homann Schweigaard|
|Born||Christian August Selmer
16 November 1816
|Died||1 November 1889
Bygdøy (now in Oslo)
|Political party||Conservative Party|
|Spouse(s)||Anna Sylvia Leganger|
|Religion||Church of Norway|
Christian August Selmer (16 November 1816 – 1 September 1889, at Bygdøy) was a Norwegian politician who served as a member of the Norwegian parliament, minister of defense, minister of justice, and prime minister. He was the second prime minister to serve in Christiania (Oslo).
Selmer's record as prime minister was characterized by conflict over whether members of the cabinet were required to appear in parliament to answer questions. He influenced King Oscar II to reject efforts at a compromise, setting the stage for impeachment proceedings in 1883 to 1884. Selmer was convicted and removed from office.
|Prime Minister of Norway
Christian Homann Schweigaard