Harald Astrup

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Harald Sigurdssøn Astrup
Born (1903-05-29)May 29, 1903
Died June 22, 1983(1983-06-22) (aged 80)
Burial place Ullern
Nationality Norwegian
Occupation Businessman
Owner of Astrup & Søn
Supervisory council member of Den norske Creditbank, Dyno Industrier, Norcem, the Norwegian America Line and Bjølvefossen
Years active 1926-1971
Board member of Storebrand
Idun
Christiania Søforsikringsselskab
Poseidon
Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
Det Norske Selskab
Spouse(s) Mabel Anette Plathe Butenschøn (m. 1928)
Parent(s) Sigurd Astrup (father)
Ingeborg Willumsen (mother)
Relatives Barthold A. Butenschøn (brother-in-law)
Barthold A. Butenschøn, Sr. (father-in-law)
Eivind (uncle)
Thorvald Astrup (uncle)

Harald Sigurdssøn Astrup (29 May 1903 – 22 June 1983) was a Norwegian businessperson.

He was born in Kristiania as a son of politician Sigurd Astrup (1873–1949) and Ingeborg Willumsen (1877–1962).[1] He was named after his paternal grandfather, and was a nephew of Henning, Eivind and Thorvald Astrup.[2] In 1928 he married Mabel Anette Plathe Butenschøn, a sister of Barthold A. Butenschøn and daughter of Barthold A. Butenschøn, Sr..[1]

He finished his secondary education in 1922, and was a travelling businessman in Norway and abroad until being hired in the family company Astrup & Søn in 1926. He advanced to office manager in 1931, partner in 1936 and sole owner in 1949; he also served as chairman. He was a board member of the insurance companies Storebrand, Idun, Christiania Søforsikringsselskab and Poseidon, and was a supervisory council member of Den norske Creditbank, Dyno Industrier, Norcem, the Norwegian America Line and Bjølvefossen. He was a board member of the Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design and honorary member of Det Norske Selskab, which he had chaired from 1960 to 1968.[1]

He retired in 1971.[3] He died in June 1983 and was buried in Ullern.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Astrup, Harald". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 30. Retrieved 12 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Bratberg, Terje (2009). "Astrup". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Hansson, Per M. (1 July 1983). "Harald Astrup (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 17. 
  4. ^ "Cemeteries in Norway". DIS-Norge. Retrieved 12 August 2011.