Ditlef Hvistendahl Christiansen

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Ditlef Hvistendahl Christiansen (29 March 1865 – 1 July 1944) was a Norwegian Supreme Court Justice.

He was born in Tønsberg as a son of Mathilde Georgine Hvistendahl (1834-1911) and ship-owner Johan Henrik Christiansen (1823-1904). He was a brother of barrister Johan Henrik Christiansen. In 1898 he married physician's daughter Antonette Zimmer.[1] Their son Hans Zimmer Christiansen became district manager in the Norwegian State Railways.[2]

He finished his secondary education in 1883, and graduated from the Royal Frederick University in 1888 with a cand.jur. degree. He was hired as a civil servant in the Ministry of Labour in 1894 and moved to the Ministry of Justice in 1898. He was an Assessor in Oslo City Court from 1900, and then a Supreme Court Justice from 1911[1] to 1936.[citation needed] From 1927 he was also a member of the Labour Court of Norway.

He was a board member of the Norwegian Association of Judges, a supervisory council member of the insurance company Glitne, and from 1919 to 1929 a deputy member of the Norwegian Insurance Council.[1] He died in July 1944.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1930). "Christiansen, Ditlef Hvistendahl". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 86. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Christiansen, Hans Kirkgaard Zimmer". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 107. Retrieved 2 December 2012. 
  3. ^ http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bettans/SkovPauls/gp4780.htm#head0