Erling Sandene (7 April 1921 – 5 March 2015) was a Norwegian judge and civil servant.
|Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway|
|Preceded by||Rolv Ryssdal|
|Succeeded by||Carsten Smith|
|Born||April 7, 1921|
|Died||5 March 2015(aged 93)|
|Spouse||Erna Harbitz Torstenson|
Early and family life edit
He was born in Bærum, a son of Jensine Sæther (1887–1981) and her schoolteacher husband Johan Sandene (1885–1945). Sandene married Erna Harbitz Torstenson in 1949 and they remained married until her death in 1986.
In 1945 Sandene began his legal career as a deputy judge in Eidsvoll, where he helped handle the postwar legal purge. In 1946 Sandene began working in the Ministry of Justice and the Police. He was promoted to deputy under-secretary of state in 1962.
Sandene became County Governor of Møre og Romsdal from 1966 to 1972. He then served as Supreme Court Justice beginning in 1972 as well as Norwegian Parliamentary Ombudsman from 1974 to 1982. From 1984 to 1991, Sandene was the 17th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Death and honors edit
- Gjølstad, Liv. "Erling Sandene". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Erling Sandene". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 July 2009.
- Helland, Marit. "Kjent jurist død". Budstikka (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- Torgersen, Rolf Normann (1987). Ordener (in Norwegian). Oslo: Nye Atheneum. p. 189. ISBN 82-7334-148-8.
- "De mest kjente frimurerne". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 18 November 2001. Archived from the original on 14 November 2009. Retrieved 1 July 2009.