Thomas Offenberg Backer

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Thomas Offenberg Backer
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Born 27 September 1892 Edit this on Wikidata
Died 10 January 1987 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 94)

Thomas Offenberg Backer (27 September 1892– 10 January 1987) was a Norwegian engineer.[1][2]

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). [3]

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.[4][5]

He had formerly worked as a district engineer for the Norwegian Public Roads Administration in Vestfold and in Oppland.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hvem er Hvem?" (in Norwegian). 1973. p. 35. 
  2. ^ "Grav - Gravferdsetaten i Oslo kommune". 
  3. ^ Truls Engström. "Andreas Cathrinus Backer". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ Tore Pryser. "Norge under andre verdenskrig". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  5. ^ Bård Toldnes. "Thomas Offenberg Backer". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved May 1, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Backer, Thomas Offenberg". Aschehoug og Gyldendals Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2007. 
Preceded by
Arne Olai Korsbrekke
Director of the Norwegian Directorate of Public Roads
1948–1962
Succeeded by
Karl Olsen