Thomas Offenberg Backer
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|Thomas Offenberg Backer|
|Born||27 September 1892|
|Died||10 January 1987 (aged 94)|
Thomas Offenberg Backer was born at Mo in Telemark, Norway. He was the son of Hans Backer (1858-1940) and Johanne Offenberg (1859-1954). The father was a parish priest. His brother of Andreas Backer was secretary-general for the Norwegian Trekking Association. He was married in 1918 with Clara Martens (1895-1988). 
Backer graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology as siv.ing. in 1914. From 1948 to 1962 he served as director of the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads. As a road director, Backer completed the restoration of war damaged bridges and roads resulting during the Nazi occupation of Norway during World War II.
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