Hans Methlie Michelsen

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Hans Methlie Michelsen (March 29, 1920 – January 31, 2014) [1] was a Norwegian judge.

He was born in Bergen. [2] During the German occupation of Norway he partook in the Norwegian resistance. He was arrested in November 1943, sent to Buchenwald in January 1944, then sent to Sennheim and back to Buchenwald. He was released in December 1944. [3]

He worked as a Supreme Court barrister from 1952, presiding judge in Hålogaland from 1958, Attorney General of Norway from 1962 and Supreme Court Justice from 1972 to 1990. [2]

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  1. "Hans Methlie Michelsen" (PDF). aftenposten. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 April 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  2. 1 2 Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Hans Methlie Michelsen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 19 April 2009.
  3. Norwegian Society of Buchenwald Inmates [ permanent dead link ]
Civic offices
Preceded by
Henning Bødtker
Attorney General of Norway
Succeeded by
Bjørn Haug