Otto Bahr Halvorsen

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Otto Bahr Halvorsen
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Bahr Halvorsen in 1921.
14th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
21 June 1920 22 June 1921

Otto Bahr Halvorsen (28 May 1872 23 May 1923) was a Norwegian lawyer and politician from the Conservative Party, who served as the 14th prime minister of Norway from 1920 to 1921 and again in 1923 up until his death in office. [1]



Halvorsen was born in Kristiania (now Oslo, Norway) to Otto Hellen Halvorsen (1840-1921) and Karine Christine Christiansen (1847-1927). He attended Kristiania Cathedral School. He studied law at the University of Kristiania where he completed his examen artium in 1890. As a licensed attorney, in 1904 he opened a law firm in Kristiania. [2]

Political career

In 1912 Halvorsen was first elected to the Storting from the neighborhood of Gamle Aker in the district of St. Hanshaugen in Kristiania. Halvorsen served Kristiania in the Parliament from the Conservative Party from 1913 to 1923. He became Prime Minister during 1920 while also serving as Minister of Justice. He again became Prime Minister in May 1923 while simultaneously serving as Minister of Justice. Between these terms, Halvorsen was leader of the Conservative Party in Parliament and President of the Storting (stortingspresident). [3] [4]

Personal life

In 1899, he was married to Kathrine Hofgaard (1875-1960), daughter of Simon Wright Hofgaard and Ida Mathilde Aars. [5]

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  1. "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  2. Rolf Danielsen Otto B Halvorsen (in Norwegian) Norsk biografisk leksikon. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 11 April 2014
  3. Jon Gisle. "stortingspresident". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. "Otto B. Halvorsen, Prime Minister 1920 - 1921 and 1923". Norwegian Government Administration Services. 30 May 2011. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. Harald Kjølås. "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Allkunne. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
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Preceded by Prime Minister of Norway
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