Magnus Halvorsen

Johan Magnus Halvorsen (10 June 1853 – 14 February 1922) was a Norwegian politician for the Moderate Liberal Party. [1][2]

Magnus Halvorsen
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President of the Storting
In office
1 January 1910 – 31 December 1912
Serving with Wollert Konow
and Jens Bratlie
MonarchHaakon VII
Prime MinisterGunnar Knudsen
Wollert Konow
Jens Bratlie
Preceded byEdvard Liljedahl
Gunnar Knudsen
Carl Berner
Succeeded byJørgen Løvland
Søren Tobias Årstad
Gunnar Knudsen
Minister of Finance
In office
23 October 1907 – 19 March 1908
Prime MinisterJørgen Løvland
Preceded byAbraham Berge
Succeeded byGunnar Knudsen
Member of the Norwegian Parliament
In office
1 January 1910 – 31 December 1912
ConstituencyBakklandet
In office
1 January 1907 – 31 December 1909
ConstituencyBakklandet
In office
1 January 1898 – 31 December 1900
ConstituencyTrondhjem and Levanger
Personal details
Born
Johan Magnus Halvorsen

(1853-06-10)10 June 1853
Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal, United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway
Died14 February 1922(1922-02-14) (aged 68)
Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Political partyModerate Liberal
Spouse(s)
Hansine Amalie Smith
(m. 1882)

BiographyEdit

Halvorsen was born at Ålesund in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. He was a merchant by profession. He started his business career as a sales representative at Vanylven in Sunnmøre. In 1874 he became a director at Selje forbruksforening in Nordfjord. He later worked as a representative for several factories and businesses in Bergen. In 1881, he established himself as a merchant in Trondheim with a fish wholesaler. [3]

Halvorsen was a member of the city council of Trondheim 1895-1904 and again from 1910. He represented the city in the Norwegian Parliament 1898-1900 and 1903–12. He was Minister of Finance from 1907 to 1908 in cabinet of Prime Minister Jørgen Løvland. [4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Knut Dørum. "Magnus Halvorsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  2. ^ Knut Dørum. "Moderate Venstre". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Per Fuglum. "Magnus Halvorsen". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Register of Persons "Norway's Governments since 1814"". Government.no. Retrieved 2011-05-28.
  5. ^ "Jøgen Løvland's Government". Government.no. Retrieved 2011-05-28.