Dagfinn Dahl

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Dagfinn Dahl (28 January 1887 – 1967) was a Norwegian barrister who specialized in insurance law.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Kristiania as a son of priest Konrad Neumann Hjelm Dahl (1843–1931) and Petra Jeannette Louise Lossius (1849–1901).[1] He was a nephew of Walter Scott Dahl and grandson of Nils Nilssøn Dahl.

In 1916 he married Nini Schrøder, a sister of barrister Johannes Schrøder.[1] Their son Niels Lauritz Dahl became an ambassador.


He finished his secondary education in 1905, graduated from the Royal Frederick University with the cand.jur. degree in 1910 and was a barrister with access to working with Supreme Court cases from 1919.[1] He had worked as a junior solicitor between 1910 and 1914, and was hired in the insurance company Forsikringsselskapet Sigyn in 1915. In 1920 he was promoted to assisting director,[2] and he became chief executive in 1949.[3]

His publications on insurance law include Om ansvarsforsikring (1929), Erstatning og opreisning for legemsskade efter norsk rett (1933) and Synspunkter i og utenfor erstatningsretten (1939).[1] He was a co-founder of Norsk Forsikringsjuridisk Forening, and chaired it from 1934 to 1957.[3] He was a vice president of the Norwegian Automobile Federation from 1924 to 1957, vice chairman of the Norwegian Insurance Society and a board member of the Norwegian Life Saving Society.[1] He died in 1967.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1948). "Dahl, Dagfinn". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 108–109. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Hoffstad, Einar, ed. (1935). "Dahl, Dagfinn". Merkantilt biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian) (1st ed.). Oslo: Yrkesforlaget. p. 153. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Dagfinn Dahl". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Retrieved 29 January 2014.