Jonas Schanche Kielland (born 1863)

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Jonas Schanche Kielland (20 November 1863 – 1 June 1925) was a Norwegian judge and politician.


He was born in Horten to Jacob Kielland and his wife Thora Margrethe (1827–1902), née Bendz.[1] His grandfather was Jacob Kielland, his uncle Jens Zetlitz Kielland and his cousins Kitty Lange and Alexander Kielland. Jonas Schancke Kielland had four older brothers, one of whom died young, and one older sister.[2] His brother Axel Christian Zetlitz Kielland became a diplomat, and another brother Christian Bendz Kielland became a high-ranking civil servant.

In 1893 Jonas Schanche Kielland married Helene Christiane Lorange (1868–1925). The couple had two sons a one daughter:[1]


He enrolled in law studies in 1881, and graduated with the cand.jur. degree in 1886. From 1889 to 1910 he worked as an attorney in Stavanger. He rose in the hierarchy to become a judge in 1917 and stipendiary magistrate (byfogd) of Stavanger in 1919.[1]

As a politician, he represented the Conservative Party and was first elected to Stavanger city council in 1902. He was later mayor of Stavanger from 1908 to 1909.[1] He was elected to the Parliament of Norway in the Norwegian parliamentary election, 1909, but after one year of the three-year term he relinquished his seat because of illness.[4] In 1911 he became burgomaster of Stavanger,[1] a position his cousin Alexander Kielland had held from 1891 to 1902.


  1. ^ a b c d e Jonas Schancke Kielland genealogy
  2. ^ Thora Margrethe Kielland genealogy
  3. ^ Tschudi-Madsen, Stephan. "Robert Kloster". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 11 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Jonas Schancke Kielland — Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
Political offices
Preceded by
Hans Lindahl Falck
Mayor of Stavanger
Succeeded by
Kristoffer Bertram Louis Berg