Karl Wilhelm Wefring

Karl Wilhelm Wefring (11 October 1867 – 28 September 1938) was a Norwegian physician and politician who served as Minister of Defence in the 1920s.

Karl Wilhelm Wefring
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Minister of Defence
In office
5 March 1926 – 26 July 1926
Prime MinisterIvar Lykke
Preceded byRolf Jacobsen
Succeeded byIngolf E. Christensen
In office
6 March 1923 – 25 July 1924
Prime MinisterOtto B. Halvorsen
Abraham Berge
Preceded byIvar Aavatsmark
Succeeded byRolf Jacobsen
In office
21 June 1920 – 22 June 1921
Prime MinisterOtto B. Halvorsen
Preceded byIvar Aavatsmark
Succeeded byIvar Aavatsmark
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 January 1925 – 31 December 1927
In office
1 January 1916 – 31 December 1918
ConstituencySøndre Hedemarken
Personal details
Born(1867-10-11)11 October 1867
Fiskum, Buskerud, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Died28 September 1938(1938-09-28) (aged 70)
Oslo, Norway
Political partyFree-minded Liberal
Spouse(s)Johanne Christine Wefring
ChildrenGunnar Wefring

Political careerEdit

Wefring was first elected to the Parliament of Norway as an independent for South Hedemark for the period 1916–1818. He was the Norwegian Minister of Defence 1920–1921, 1923-1924 and 1926. He served in the parliament for Oslo, representing the Liberal Left Party in the period 19125-1927 where he held the position as president of the Odelsting.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Wefring became attending physician at the national institution with responsibility for the mental ill (Statens sinnssykevesen) in 1919. He was "medisinaldirektør" ("director of health") in Norway from 1927 to 1930, and director for the National Hospital from 1930 to 1937.[1]


  1. ^ a b Karl Wilhelm Wefring Store norske leksikon, retrieved 9 April, 2013 (in Norwegian)