Edward Theodore Salvesen
Edward Theodore Salvesen was the son of Christian Frederik Salvesen (1827-1911), the Norwegian born founder of the Christian Salvesen shipping line of Leith. Salvesen was educated at Edinburgh University and called to the Scottish Bar in 1880, becoming a Queen's Counsel in 1899. He was unsuccessful Liberal Unionist parliamentary candidate for Leith Burghs in 1900 and for Bute in 1905.
He was appointed Sheriff of Roxburghshire, Berwickshire and Selkirkshire in November 1901, serving as such until early 1905. He held office of Solicitor General for Scotland from February–October 1905. In late 1905 he was appointed a judge of the Court of Session, a post he held until 1922. He was appointed a Privy Council in 1922 and was also a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.
He was the Lord Rector's Assessor on the Courts of Edinburgh University from 1929-1933, President of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Chairman of the Royal Scots Association, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society from 1920-1926. He was a Commander of the Order of the White Rose of Finland and Order of St. Olav of Norway.
Edward T. Salvesen built his holiday home Risøbank Manor in Mandal, in the county of Vest-Agder, Norway. His father, Christian Salvesen, had acquired the property in 1862. The manor building was designed by the Scottish architect Robert Lorimer and was completed in 1901. It was acquired by the government and the local authorities in 1971. Mandal municipality is responsible for maintenance of the buildings. In 1977 it completed a major refurbishment of Risøbank. The estate is now part of the Furulunden Nature Park.
- The Right Hon. Lord Salvesen, P.C., K.C (Nature Publishing Group)
- Watson, Nigel (1996) The Story of Christian Salvesen, 1846-1996 (London: James & James Ltd.)
- The Times (London). Monday, 25 November 1901. (36621), p. 9.
- Salvesen, Edward Theodore (1949) Memoirs of Lord Salvesen (London: W. & R. Chambers)
- Risøbank Mansion (Welcome to the Lindesnes Region)
- Somner, Graeme (1984) From 70 North to 70 South: A history of the Christian Salvesen fleet (Christian Salvesen Ltd) ISBN 978-0-9509199-0-4
- Elliot, Gerald (1998) Whaling Enterprise: Salvesen in the Antarctic (Michael Russell Publishing Ltd) ISBN 978-0-85955-241-7
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