Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun

Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun (3 February 1873 – 17 April 1945) was a Norwegian industrialist and a politician for the Conservative Party. The son of factory owner Engelbrekt Christen Bruun (1839-1913), he took over his father's business in 1897.[1] He entered politics shortly after this, and served as deputy mayor and later mayor of Årstad from 1901 to 1915. In 1919, Bruun was elected to the Norwegian parliament for a three-year period.[1] He was then appointed Minister of Trade in the cabinet of Otto Bahr Halvorsen, lasting from 1920 to 1921.[2]

Gerdt Henrik Meyer Bruun
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Minister of Trade
In office
21 June 1920 – 22 June 1921
Prime MinisterOtto B. Halvorsen
Preceded byBirger Stuevold-Hansen
Succeeded byJ. L. Mowinckel
Personal details
Born(1873-02-03)3 February 1873
Bergen, Hordaland, Sweden-Norway
Died17 April 1945(1945-04-17) (aged 72)
Political partyConservative

Bruun owned the property "Villa Solhaug" in Leapark at Minde until shipowner Erik Grant Lea took over the property in 1915.[3] In 1922 he built Storhaugen at Kirkeveien 62 in Paradise Bergen, after architect Ole Landmarks drawings.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Biografier - Samfunnsveven" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 May 2010.
  2. ^ "Det norske statsråd 1814-: III Personer 1814-". Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  3. ^ Helle, Knut (ed.). "Erik Grant Lea". Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  4. ^ "Foto - Ole Landmark" (in Norwegian). University of Bergen. Retrieved 19 May 2010.