Otto Bahr Halvorsen

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Otto Bahr Halvorsen
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6th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
23 March 1923 – 23 May 1923
Monarch Haakon VII
Preceded by Otto Albert Blehr
Succeeded by Abraham Berge
In office
21 June 1920 – 22 June 1921
Monarch Haakon VII
Preceded by Gunnar Knudsen
Succeeded by Otto Albert Blehr
Personal details
Born 28 May 1872
Oslo, Norway
Died 23 May 1923(1923-05-23) (aged 50)
Oslo, Norway
Political party Conservative Party

Otto Bahr Halvorsen (28 May 1872 –23 May 1923 ) was a Norwegian politician from the Conservative Party. He was Prime Minister of Norway from 1920 to 1921 and again in 1923 when he died in office.[1]

Halvorsen was born in Christiania (now Oslo, Norway) to Otto Hellen Halvorsen (1840-1921) and Karine Christine Christiansen (1847-1927). He attended Oslo Cathedral School where he completed his examen artium in 1890. As a licensed attorney, in 1904 he opened a law firm in Christiania.[2]

Otto B. Halvorsen served Christiania in the Norwegian Parliament from the Conservative Party from 1913 to 1923. He became Prime Minister during 1920 while also serving as Justice Minister. He also became Prime Minister in May 1923 while simultaneously serving as Minister of Justice. Between these terms, Halvorsen was Parliamentary President and leader of the Conservative Party in Parliament.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rolf Danielsen Otto B Halvorsen (Norwegian) Norsk biografisk leksikon. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 11 April 2014
  3. ^ "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". lokalhistoriewiki.no. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Knudsen
Prime Minister of Norway
1920–1921
Succeeded by
Otto Blehr
Preceded by
Otto Blehr
Prime Minister of Norway
1923
Succeeded by
Abraham Berge