Kristen Johanssen

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Kristen Johanssen

Kristen Johanssen (19 July 1869 – 1949) was a Norwegian jurist.

He took the cand.jur. degree in 1892 and after studying abroad he settled in Kristiania in 1896. After a period as assessor in Oslo City Court from 1897 to 1899 he took the lawyer's licence.[1] From 1924 to 1939 he served as the Attorney General of Norway.[2]

He was a board member of Norske Liv from 1908[3] to 1941,[4] Norsk Elektrisk & Brown Boveri from 1908, Det Norske Nitrid from 1916, Andresens Bank from 1928 and Foreningsbanken.[3]

He was the father of jurist and theatre director Erik Kristen-Johanssen.[5] He was decorated as a Commander of the Order of St. Olav and the Order of the White Rose of Finland, and an Officier of the Legion of Honour. He died in 1949.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Regjeringsadvokat Kristen Johanssen død". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 20 May 1949. p. 2. 
  2. ^ "Historikk" (in Norwegian). Office of the Attorney General of Norway. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hoffstad, Einar, ed. (1935). "Johanssen, Kristen". Merkantilt biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian) (1st ed.). Oslo: Yrkesforlaget. pp. 396–397. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Skibsreder Schøning ny ordfører i Norske Livs representantskap". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 5 May 1941. p. 8. 
  5. ^ Anderssen, Odd-Stein (4 February 1976). "Erik Kristen-Johanssen (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 15. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Annæus J. Schjødt
Attorney General of Norway
Succeeded by
Valentin Voss