Anton Thorkildsen Omholt

Anton Thorkildsen Omholt (7 November 1861 – 11 February 1925) was a Norwegian civil servant and politician for the Liberal Party. He served for a time as the editor of the Dagbladet newspaper. He served as the County Governor of Nordland county from 1908 until 1913. In 1913, the Prime Minister of Norway, Gunnar Knudsen asked him to be the Norwegian Minister of Finance, a position he held from 1913 to 1920. During his time as Minister of Finance, he took two leaves of absence. One was from 23 April-16 July 1915 and the other was at the end of his term, he left on leave on 12 December 1919 and resigned from the post on 16 June 1920. He then continued with a life outside of politics.[1][2]

Anton Thorkildsen Omholt
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Minister of Finance
In office
31 January 1913 – 16 June 1920
Prime MinisterGunnar Knudsen
Preceded byFredrik L. Konow
Succeeded byEdvard H. Bull
Governor of Nordland
In office
Preceded byRasmus Theisen
Succeeded byJonas Pedersen
Personal details
Born(1861-11-07)7 November 1861
Kongsberg, Buskerud, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Died11 February 1925(1925-02-11) (aged 63)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyLiberal
Educationcand.jur. (1892)


  1. ^ "Gunnar Knudsen's Second Government". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ Dørum, Knut, ed. (2009-02-14). "Anton Thorkildsen Omholt". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-12-02.

Government offices
Preceded by County Governor of Nordlands amt
Succeeded by