He was born in rural Bærum in Akershus, Norway. He was the son of Niels Quist Lasson (1762-1853) and Barbara Christiane Bremer (1773-1833). He went on the Christiania Cathedral School (now Oslo Cathedral School). He studied at the newly founded University of Christiania (now University of Oslo). He graduated with a degree in law during 1822.
He received a license as a barrister and began a career in law, being appointed Supreme Court judge in 1828, Supreme Court assessor in 1837 and district stipendiary magistrate (sorenskriver) of Aker in 1848.He had many law-related publications to his name. He was acting Minister of Justice and the Police from July to September 1852 and October 1852 to April 1853, as a member of the interim governments. Such interim governments were established when King Oscar I of Sweden travelled abroad or was ill.
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- List of publications in BIBSYS
- Peder Carl Lasson born 1798 - Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD) Archived October 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Norwegian members of the Interim Government. 15 - 18 July 1852. During King Oscar I’s travel to Germany - Regjeringen.no
- Norwegian Members of the Interim Government. 11 October 1852 - 12 April 1853. During King Oscar I’s illness - Regjeringen.no
- Jon Gunnar Arntzen. "P C Lasson, Jurist". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved June 15, 2016.