Gunnar Bjørn Nordbye

Gunnar Bjørn Reichenwald Norbye, often misspelled spelled Nordbye, (1897–1940) was a Norwegian lawyer and politician. He served as the County Governor of Troms county from 1938 until his unexpected death in 1940.[1] He had been on board the ship DS Richard With which was attacked in May 1940 and the ship was evacuated and the passengers safely landed on shore. Shortly afterwards, Norbye got sick and died.

Gunnar Bjørn Reichenwald Norbye
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Gunnar Bjørn Reichenwald Norbye (1897-1940), Norwegian officer and politician.
Governor of Troms
In office
Preceded byJohannes Gerckens Bassøe
Succeeded byHans Gabrielsen
Personal details
Born(1897-01-28)28 January 1897
Halden, Norway
Died6 May 1940(1940-05-06) (aged 43)
Tromsø, Norway


  1. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (13 June 2016). "Fylkesmenn og amtmenn (stiftamtmenn) siden 1671". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
Government offices
Preceded by County Governor of Troms
Succeeded by