Otto Blehr

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Otto Albert Blehr

Otto Albert Blehr (17 February 1847, Stange, Hedmark – 13 July 1927, Oslo) was a Norwegian attorney and politician representing the Liberal Party. He served as Prime Minister of Norway from 1902 to 1903 during the Union between Sweden and Norway and from 1921 to 1923 following the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden.[1]

Blehr grew up at a farm in Stange where his father was medical officer.[1]

He served as parliamentary reporter for the newspapers Dagbladet and Bergens Tidende. He was one of the founders of the Fjordenes Blad. He later started and served as the first editor of the Sogns Tidende. He was also the auditor of the Norwegian Nobel Committee from 1903 to his death. In 1905 he was appointed as Prefect of Christiania, an office he held until 1921. He was also a member of the Norwegian delegation to the League of Nations 1920 and 1922-1925.[2]

Otto Blehr was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Olav in 1898.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Otto Blehr (Government Administration Services)
  2. ^ Norwegian Nobel Committee. Aarsberetninger fra Det Norske Stortings Nobelkomité 1900–1930 (in Norwegian). Parliament of Norway. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Johannes Steen
Prime Minister of Norway
1902–1903
Succeeded by
George Francis Hagerup
Preceded by
Otto Bahr Halvorsen
Prime Minister of Norway
1921–1923
Succeeded by
Otto Bahr Halvorsen