Peter Karl Holmesland

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Peter Karl Holmesland (24 June 1866 - 1933) was a Norwegian jurist and politician for the Liberal Party.

Born in Holme as the son of former parliament member Simon Pedersen Holmesland, he enrolled as a student in 1884, graduated as cand.jur. in 1889 and started working as an attorney. In 1892 he was a clerk for Statistics Norway and the Ministry of Finance. He became acting stipendiary magistrate (byfoged) in Larvik in 1899, and district stipendiary magistrate (sorenskriver) in Gjerpen in 1909.[1] Gjerpen district comprised Gjerpen, Porsgrund, Slemdal, Solum and Holla. Holmesland stayed in this position until his death in 1933.[2]

From 1901 to 1904 he had been a member of Larvik city council. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1913, representing the urban constituency of Porsgrund. He served only one three-year term.[1]

He married Gunhild Løvrak, and their son Eilif Løvrak Holmesland became a jurist and politician too.[3]


  1. ^ a b Peter Karl Holmesland — Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)
  2. ^ Næringslivet frem til 1. verdenskrig, in volume two of Porsgrunns historie, by Joh. N. Tønnessen. Hosted by Porsgrunn public library.
  3. ^ Eilif Løvrak Holmesland — Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD)