Thorry Kiær

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Thorry Kiær
Born(1888-01-06)6 January 1888
Aker, Norway
Died29 June 1968(1968-06-29) (aged 80)
NationalityNorwegian
OccupationIndustrialist
Known forCEO of Orkla Mining Company
Relatives Dakky Kiær (sister)

Thorvald "Thorry" Meyer Kiær (6 January 1888 29 June 1968) was a Norwegian industrialist.

He was born in Aker to barrister Georg Fredrik Egidius Kiær and Julie Caroline Helene Løvenskiold. He was a brother of Dakky Kiær, and great-grandson of Otto Joachim Løvenskiold and Thorvald Meyer. In 1914 he married Ingrid Thaulow, a daughter of painter Frits Thaulow. [1]

Aker is a geographic area within today's Oslo and a former independent municipality in Akershus, Norway. The name originally belonged to a farm which was located near the current Old Aker Church. The church in turn became the source of the name of the parish, the Akershus Fortress, the municipality and the entire county of Akershus, as well as numerous institutions within this area. The name remains in use in two districts of Oslo, Vestre Aker and Nordre Aker.

Dagny Caroline "Dakky" Kiær was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party, feminist and civic leader.

Otto Joachim Løvenskiold was a Norwegian judge and politician. He served three terms in the Parliament of Norway, and served as Mayor of Kristiania from 1869 and 1876. He was a Supreme Court Justice from 1854 to his death.

From 1913 Kiær had various administrative positions in the family business, which included forestry and wood-processing industry. From 1938 to 1958 he was chief executive of Orkla Mining Company at Løkken Verk. [1] [2]

Orkla Mining Company

Orkla Mining Company Ltd. was a Norwegian mining company established in 1904. The company was the largest mining company in Norway in the aftermath of World War I, and was among the world's largest pyrite producers. After closing of the mining operations in 1987, the company developed into the holding company Orkla ASA, which is among the largest companies at Oslo Stock Exchange.

Løkken Verk Village in Central Norway, Norway

Løkken Verk is a village in the municipality of Meldal in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the village of Svorkmo, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) east of the village of Bjørnli, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the municipal center of Meldal.

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References

  1. 1 2 Sandvik, Pål Thonstad; Solheim, Kaare. "Thorry Kiær". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Thorry Meyer Kiær". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 26 March 2016.