Jens Carl Peter Brandt

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Jens Carl Peter Brandt (20 June 1848 – 10 August 1912) was a Norwegian businessperson and politician for the Conservative Party.

He was born at Froen in Frogn as the son of Captain Ole Peter Brandt and his wife Mathilde Kristine Brandt.[1] The family still owns this manor.[2]

He finished his secondary education in 1865 and graduated with the cand.jur. degree in 1869. He then worked six years as an attorney, before taking over his family manor in 1875. In addition to a farm, the manor had a mill, a sawmill, a planing mill and a brickworks. He was also among the co-founders of the local savings bank in 1884, and was chairman of the board there.[1]

Brandt was a member of Frogn municipal council from 1884 to 1912, serving many years as mayor. He was elected to the Parliament of Norway in 1900 and 1903, representing the constituency of Akershus Amt. Brandt was also a deputy member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. He died in August 1912.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Jens Carl Peter Brandt" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brandt – slekt fra Kristiansand". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 November 2013.