Jan Henrik Nitter Hansen

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Jan Henrik Nitter Hansen (1801–1879) was a Norwegian businessman and politician.

He was born in Luster. He later relocated to Lærdalsøyri, and became the most significant merchant and landowner there.[1] Much of his real estate was bought at an auction in 1828. He also bought a number of ships, which were kept in traffic between Lofoten and the Baltic Sea. He founded the transport company Nordre Bergenhus Amts Dampskibe (later known as Fylkesbaatane i Sogn og Fjordane) with Harald Ulrik Sverdrup and Michael Aubert in 1858, and was also director of the local savings bank.[1]

Jan Henrik Nitter Hansen was also involved in politics. He served as mayor of Lærdal municipality from 1844 to 1845 and 1848 to 1857, and served as a deputy representative to the Norwegian Parliament in 1851 and 1854.[1]

His son[1] Tøger Ravn Jan Henrikson Hansen, Tøger Ravn for short, inherited his business, and served as mayor from 1880 to 1881, 1889 to 1901 og 1905 to 1907.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Jan Henrik Nitter Hansen at the Sogn og Fjordane County Encyclopedia (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) (Norwegian)
  2. ^ Tøger Ravn at the Sogn og Fjordane County Encyclopedia (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) (Norwegian)