Harald Bothner

Harald Bothner (30 November 1850 – 24 October 1924) was a Norwegian politician for the Liberal Party, born in Halden.[1] He was a district stipendiary magistrate by profession.[2] From 1878 to 1880 he worked as a solicitor in Sarpsborg, before moving to Halden. Bothner became a District Attorney in Stavanger in 1889, and a judge in Stjør- og Verdal district court in 1896.[1] He entered into national politics in 1903, when he was elected a member of the Norwegian parliament for northern Trondheim for the period 1903–06.[1] Bothner was appointed member of the Council of State Division in Stockholm in 1905, and served as Minister of Auditing later the same year.[2] On 27 November 1905 he was made Minister of Justice in the coalition government of Christian Michelsen, a position he held until the cabinet's dissolution in 1907.[3] After retiring from the government he was County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag until 1921.[1]

Harald Bothner
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County Governor of Sør-Trøndelag
In office
1 November 1907 – 30 June 1921
MonarchHaakon VII
Prime MinisterJørgen Løvland
Gunnar Knudsen
Wollert Konow
Jens Bratlie
Otto B. Halvorsen
Otto Blehr
Preceded byLars O. R. Grundt
Succeeded byOdd Klingenberg
Minister of Justice
In office
27 November 1905 – 23 October 1907
Prime MinisterChristian Michelsen
Preceded byEdvard H. Bull
Succeeded byJohan Bredal
Minister of Auditing
In office
7 June 1905 – 27 November 1905
Prime MinisterChristian Michelsen
Preceded byGunnar Knudsen
Succeeded byChristian Michelsen
Member of the Council of State Division
In office
11 March 1905 – 7 June 1905
Serving with Edvard H. Bull
Prime MinisterChristian Michelsen
Preceded byBirger Kildal
Jacob Schøning
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 January 1903 – 31 December 1906
ConstituencyNordre Trondhjem
Personal details
Born(1850-11-30)30 November 1850
Fredrikshald, Østfold, Sweden-Norway
Died24 October 1924(1924-10-24) (aged 73)
Political partyLiberal


  1. ^ a b c d Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Harald Bothner". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  2. ^ a b "Det norske statsråd 1814-: III Personer 1814-". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  3. ^ "Christian Michelsen's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 2010-05-19.

Further readingEdit

  • Bothner, Harald (1987). Harald Hals (ed.). Dagbøker fra 1905 (Diaries from 1905). Trondhjem: Tapir. ISBN 82-519-0804-3.
Political offices
Preceded by
Edvard Hagerup Bull
Minister of Justice and the Police
November 1905–October 1907
Succeeded by
Johan Olaf Bredal
Civic offices
Preceded by
Lars Otto Roll Grundt
County Governor of Søndre Trondhjem
(County re-named Sør-Trøndelag in 1919)
Succeeded by
Odd Sverressøn Klingenberg