Erik Røring Møinichen

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Møinichen in 1832

Erik Røring Møinichen (15 December 1797 – 7 February 1875) was a Norwegian politician.

Personal life[edit]

Møinichen was born in Trondhjem[1] as a son of district stipendiary magistrate Thomas Henrich Møinichen (1758–1845) and Ingeborg Birgitte Røring, Sr. He was an older brother of Ingeborg Birgitte Møinichen, Jr,[2] who married into the Lie family and was a mother of Erika (Nissen) and Ida Lie and mother-in-law of Jonas Lie. Erik Røring Møinichen even had one of Jonas' sons, Erik Røring Møinichen Lie, named after him.[3][4] Through another sibling, he was an uncle of Frithjof M. Plahte.

Møinichen married Laura Emilie Sørensen (1812–1888) from Skien.[5]

Career[edit]

He held the cand.jur. degree and was hired in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police in 1827. He is known for his work with the prison service, and was a driving force behind the building of Botsfengselet which was completed in 1851. He was a board member of Norsk Hoved-Jernbane until 1854, when the first railway was opened in Norway.[1]

In politics, Møinichen served as mayor of Christania in 1842 and 1843. He was then the County Governor of Akershus from 1843 to 1855.[1] He was elected to the Parliament of Norway in 1851, representing the constituency of Christiania og Lillehammer, and served one term.[6] From 1855 to 1870 he was a government minister.[1]

He was the Minister of Auditing from January to May 1855, then a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm. After exactly one year, on 1 June 1856, he became Minister of Finance. On 1 August 1857 he became Minister of Justice and the Police, where he stayed until 31 August 1858 except for a time between September and November 1857. In August 1858 he also became Minister of Finance, which he was until 30 September 1859. He was then a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm for thirteen months. Then, from November 1860 to 30 September 1861 he was the Minister of Postal Affairs.[6] He also became Minister of Justice on 12 December 1861 and remained so until the cabinet change on 17 December.[7] From 1 September 1861 he was the Minister of Finance for twelve months, then a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm for thirteen months, Minister of the Navy and Postal Affairs for twelve months, member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm for twelve months, Minister of Finance for twelve months, Minister of Justice for twelve months, and member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm for eight months. Then, on 1 June 1868 he became minister of Auditing again. From 1 October 1869 to 31 January 1870 he was Minister of Finance for the fifth time, concluding his involvement in Norwegian government.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Erik Røring Møinichen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Genealogical entry for Thomas Henrich Møinichen (vestraat.net)
  3. ^ Uddrag af Slægttavlen
  4. ^ "Lie – slekt etter Mons Jonassøn". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ Genealogical entry for Erik Røring Møinichen (vestraat.net)
  6. ^ a b c "Erik Røring Møinichen" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
  7. ^ "Sibbern/Birch/Motzfeldt Government 16 December 1858 - 17 December 1861". Government.no. Retrieved 11 December 2010. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John Iverssøn Randklev
Mayor of Christania
1842–1843
Succeeded by
Carl Andreas Fougstad
Preceded by
Fredrik Riis
County Governor of Akershus
1843–1855
Succeeded by
Christian Birch-Reichenwald
Preceded by
Nicolai Johan Lohmann Krog
Norwegian Minister of Auditing
January 1855–May 1855
Succeeded by
Christian Zetlitz Bretteville
Preceded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Norwegian Minister of Finance
1856–August 1857
Succeeded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Preceded by
August Christian Manthey
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
August 1857–September 1857
Succeeded by
Iver Steen Thomle
Preceded by
Jørgen Herman Vogt
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
November 1857–1858
Succeeded by
Hans Christian Petersen
Preceded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Norwegian Minister of Finance
1858–1859
Succeeded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Preceded by
Ketil Motzfeldt
Norwegian Minister of Postal Affairs
1860–September 1861
(Christian Ludvig Diriks acting in August 1861)
Succeeded by
position abolished
Preceded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Norwegian Minister of Finance
September 1861–1862
Succeeded by
Otto Vincent Lange
Preceded by
Christian Birch-Reichenwald
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
December 1861–December 1861
Succeeded by
Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl
Preceded by
Wolfgang Wenzel Haffner
Norwegian Minister of the Navy and Postal Affairs
September 1863–1864
Succeeded by
Wolfgang Wenzel Haffner
Preceded by
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen
Norwegian Minister of Finance
1865–1866
Succeeded by
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen
Preceded by
Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1866–1867
Succeeded by
Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl
Preceded by
Frederik Stang
Norwegian Minister of Auditing
1868–1869
Succeeded by
Frederik Stang
Preceded by
Henrik Laurentius Helliesen
Norwegian Minister of Finance
1869–1870
Succeeded by
August Christian Manthey