Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl

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Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl (5 October 1815 – 25 December 1877) was a Norwegian jurist and politician.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1854 and 1857, representing the constituency of Trondhjem og Levanger.[1] He was Minister of Justice and the Police from 17 December 1861 to 8 January 1874, except for the periods October 1863 to September 1864, October 1866 to October 1867, June 1869 to July 1870 and October 1871 to September 1872 when he was assigned as a member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm.[1]

Outside politics he was a jurist and had graduated as cand.jur. in 1837.[2] In 1854 he was a stipendiary magistrate (byfoged) of Trondhjem; in 1857 he had been appointed Supreme Court judge.[1] He served as the sixth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway from 1874 to 1877.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hans Gerhard Colbjørnsen Meldahl born 1815 - Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) Archived October 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Biographies, hosted by Trondheim public library
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Preceded by
Erik Røring Møinichen
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1861–1863
Succeeded by
August Christian Manthey
Preceded by
August Christian Manthey
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1864–1866
Succeeded by
Erik Røring Møinichen
Preceded by
Erik Røring Møinichen
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1867–1869
Succeeded by
August Christian Manthey
Preceded by
Johan Collett Falsen
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1870–1871
Succeeded by
Johan Collett Falsen
Preceded by
Johan Collett Falsen
Norwegian Minister of Justice and the Police
1872–1874
Succeeded by
Jacob Aall (acting)
Preceded by
Peder Carl Lasson
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway
1874–1877
Succeeded by
Iver Steen Thomle