Hjalmar Løken

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Hjalmar Løken (31 October 1852 – 1932) was a Norwegian jurist and newspaper editor.

Personal life[edit]

Hjalmar Løken was born in Vang, Hedmark as the son of cand.jur. Edvard Martin Løchen and his wife Anne Elisabeth Grøtting. He was a brother of painter and actor Kalle Løchen, County Governor of Hedmark Thorvald Løchen, politician and Minister of Justice and the Police Einar Løchen, and philosopher Arne Løchen.[1] He married his cousine, writer and feminist Olaug Løken in 1881.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Løken graduated as cand.jur. in 1876. He was a lawyer in Christiania from 1879, and a lawyer of the Supreme Court of Norway from 1883.[3] He was editor-in-chief for the Trondheim newspaper Dagsposten from 1885 to 1890,[3] and of Norske Intelligenssedler from 1890 to 1918.[4]


  1. ^ Bratberg, Terje (2007). "Løchen". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  2. ^ Notaker, Henry. "Olaug Løken". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Keilhau, Wollert Otto Hallvard Konow (1924). "Løken, Hjalmar". In Blangstrup, Chr. Salmonsens Konversationsleksikon (in Danish). 16 (2 ed.). Copenhagen: J.H. Schultz Forlagsboghandel. p. 265. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Norske Intelligenz-Seddeler". Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 23 June 2009.