Benjamin Vogt (politician)

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Paul Benjamin Vogt (16 May 1863 – 1 January 1947) was Norwegian member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm 1903-1904, and Minister of Trade and Minister of Auditing 1904-1905. In 1905, he was Norway's emissary to Stockholm to negotiate Norwegian independence from Sweden. He also served as the Norway's minister in London 1910-1934.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Kristiansand as a son of politician Niels Petersen Vogt (1817–1894) and Kaia Ancher Arntzen (1819–1870). He was a brother of editor Nils Vogt (1859–1927) and a second cousin of Johan Herman Lie Vogt, Nils Collett Vogt and Ragnar Vogt.[1]

He completed his examen artium at Oslo Cathedral School in 1880 before studying law at university.[1]

In April 1888 he married Andrea Severine "Daisy" Heyerdahl (1864–1946), daughter of a physician.[1] They had several children. Stener Vogt became a businessman and consul.[2] Their daughter Alethe Heyerdahl Vogt married businessman Fredrik C. Blom.[3] Their daughter Daisy Vogt was the first wife of Diderich H. Lund.[4] Another daughter Marie Leigh "Leiken" Vogt was the wife of Ferdinand Schjelderup, then a cohabitant with Emil Stang, Jr.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bratberg, Terje. "Benjamin Vogt". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1948). "Vogt, Stener". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 572. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1948). "Blom, Fredrik". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 62. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  4. ^ Aarek, Hans Eirik. "Diderich H Lund". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Bjørgum, Jorunn. "Emil Stang". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 16 February 2012. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Johannes Irgens
Norwegian Minister to the United Kingdom
1910–1934
Succeeded by
Erik Colban