Harald Bothner

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Harald Bothner (30 November 1850 – 24 October 1924) was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party, born in Halden.[1] He was a district stipendiary magistrate by profession.[2] From 1878–80 he worked as a solicitor in Sarpsborg, before moving to Halden. Bothner became a District Attorney in Stavanger in 1889, and a judge in Stjør- og Verdal district court in 1896.[1] He entered into national politics in 1903, when he was elected a member of the Norwegian parliament for northern Trondheim for the period 1903-06.[1] Bothner was appointed member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm in 1905, and served as Minister of Auditing later the same year.[2] On 27 November 1905 he was made Minister of Justice in the coalition government of Christian Michelsen, a position he held until the cabinet's dissolution in 1907.[3] After retiring from the government he was County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag until 1921.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Harald Bothner". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Det norske statsråd 1814-: III Personer 1814-". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Christian Michelsen's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bothner, Harald (1987). Harald Hals, ed. Dagbøker fra 1905 (Diaries from 1905). Trondhjem: Tapir. ISBN 82-519-0804-3. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Edvard Hagerup Bull
Minister of Justice and the Police
November 1905–October 1907
Succeeded by
Johan Olaf Bredal
Preceded by
Lars Otto Roll Grundt
County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag
Succeeded by
Odd Sverressøn Klingenberg