Johan H. Andresen

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Johan H. Andresen.

Johan H. Andresen (29 November 1888 – 21 October 1953) was a Norwegian industrialist and politician for the Conservative Party.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Kristiania as a son of factory owner Nicolai Andresen (1853–1923) and Johanne Marie Heyerdahl (1855–1928). He was a grandson of Johan Henrik Andresen[1] and great-grandson of Nicolai Andresen.

In 1929 he married Eva Klaveness (1900–1965), a daughter of ship-owner Anton Frederik Klaveness. Their sons Johan Henrik Andresen (1930–2011)[1] and Johan Henrik Andresen (born 1967) carried on the business legacy.

Career[edit]

He was the owner of the tobacco factory J. L. Tiedemanns Tobaksfabrik, and among the richest persons in Norway. He was a member of the Parliament of Norway from 1928 to 1933.[1][2] During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he was incarcerated at the Grini concentration camp for a period of four months in 1942.[3]

He was decorated Commander of the Danish Order of the Dannebrog, and Knight of the Swedish Order of Vasa. He died in Sweden in 1953.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nordvik, Helge W. "Johan H Andresen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Johan Henrik Andresen – 1888-1953". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 29 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Børre R. Giertsen, ed. (1946). "1313. Andresen, Johan H.". Norsk fangeleksikon. Grinifangene (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 50.