Edvard Eilersen Hagerup (9 September 1781 – 29 March 1853) was a Norwegian solicitor and politician. He was born in Kristiansand, the son of Bishop Eiler (Kongel) Hagerup (b. 1718) and Edvardine Magdalene Margarethe Christie (b. 1755).
In 1801, he studied in Copenhagen with Wilhelm Frimann Koren Brodtkorp Christie (b. 1778). Both became "Stiftsamtmann", the King's representative in a County. During the formation of the Constitution of Norway signed at Constitutional Assembly on the 17th of May 1814, Christie was secretary to the delegates led by Christian Magnus Falsen, and Hagerup was advisor to the Danish Prince Christian Fredrik, who was present.
He was a member of the first Norwegian Parliament (1814). He was asked to accept the post of Minister, which would have required him to live in Stockholm, so he abstained. At that time, he worked as an Assessor.
Hagerup was later appointed County Governor of Nordre Bergenhus amt (1822-31), now named Sogn og Fjordane. Seated in Bergen, as Nordre Bergenhus was administrated from outside its territory, Hagerup was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from that city for the year 1824. In 1827 he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament for a third time.
He married well to Ingeborg Janson (b. 1786), the daughter of a wealthy estate owner and Supplier to the Court, Herman Didrik Jansen. His father-in-law saw in Edvard the most likely custodian to his vast fortune and financed the transport of representatives from Bergen to Eidsvoll in 1814. Hagerup died an extremely wealthy man.
Eight of nine children lived to maturity. He is grandfather to the composer Edvard Hagerup Grieg (b. 1843) and his wife Nina Hagerup (b. 1845).
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