Otto Bahr Halvorsen

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Otto Bahr Halvorsen
Otto Bahr Halvorsen.jpg
6th Prime Minister of Norway
In office
21 June 1920 – 22 June 1921
Monarch Haakon VII
Preceded by Gunnar Knudsen
Succeeded by Otto Blehr
In office
23 March 1923 – 23 May 1923
Preceded by Otto Blehr
Succeeded by Abraham Berge
Personal details
Born (1872-05-28)28 May 1872
Christiania, Norway
Died 23 May 1923(1923-05-23) (aged 50)
Christiania, Norway
Political party Conservative Party

Otto Bahr Halvorsen (28 May 1872 –23 May 1923 ) was a Norwegian lawyer and politician from the Conservative Party. He was Prime Minister of Norway from 1920 to 1921 and again in 1923 when he died in office.[1]


Halvorsen was born in Kristiania (now Oslo, Norway) to Otto Hellen Halvorsen (1840-1921) and Karine Christine Christiansen (1847-1927). He attended Kristiania Cathedral School. He studied law at the University of Kristiania where he completed his examen artium in 1890. As a licensed attorney, in 1904 he opened a law firm in Kristiania.[2][3]

Political career

In 1912 Halvorsen was first elected to the Storting from the neighborhood of Gamle Aker in the district of St. Hanshaugen in Kristiania. Halvorsen served Kristiania in the Parliament from the Conservative Party from 1913 to 1923. He became Prime Minister during 1920 while also serving as Minister of Justice. He again became Prime Minister in May 1923 while simultaneously serving as Minister of Justice. Between these terms, Halvorsen was leader of the Conservative Party in Parliament and President of the Storting (stortingspresident).[4] [5]

Personal life

In 1899, he was married to Kathrine Hofgaard (1875-1960), daughter of Simon Wright Hofgaard and Ida Mathilde Aars.[6]


  1. ^ "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rolf Danielsen Otto B Halvorsen (in Norwegian) Norsk biografisk leksikon. Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 11 April 2014
  3. ^ "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  4. ^ Jon Gisle. "stortingspresident". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved February 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Otto B. Halvorsen, Prime Minister 1920 - 1921 and 1923". Norwegian Government Administration Services. Retrieved February 1, 2018. 
  6. ^ Harald Kjølås. "Otto Bahr Halvorsen". Allkunne. Retrieved February 1, 2018. 

External links

  • Otto B. Halvorsen's First Government
  • Otto B. Halvorsen's Second Government
Political offices
Preceded by
Gunnar Knudsen
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Otto Blehr
Preceded by
Otto Blehr
Prime Minister of Norway
Succeeded by
Abraham Berge

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