Carl M. Rynning-Tønnesen

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Carl Mentz Rynning-Tønnesen (13 September 1924 – 28 April 2013) was a Norwegian police chief.

He was born in Jevnaker as a son of Christian Wilhelm Rynning-Tønnesen (1893–1963) and pharmacist Sigrid Jacobsen (1896–1961), and grew up in Kristiansand where his father was police chief. He was a nephew of Sverre Rynning-Tønnesen. In 1957 he married Grete Luhr.[1] Their son Christian Rynning-Tønnesen is a leading corporate executive.[2]

He graduated with the cand.jur. degree from the University of Oslo in 1949. He was hired as a police superindendent in Bergen in 1960 and Kristiansand in 1963. He then served as police inspector in Bergen from 1968, then police chief of Kristiansand from 1979 to 1992.[3] He died in April 2013.[4]


  1. ^ Jørgensen, Jørn-Kr. "Carl M Rynning-Tønnesen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Haukenes, Frode (9 November 2007). "Konsernsjef i krise". Ukeavisen Ledelse (in Norwegian). p. 2. 
  3. ^ "Carl Mentz Rynning-Tønnesen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ekspolitimester Rynning-Tønnesen er død" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 29 April 2013.