Carl Platou, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Carl Platou

Norwegian politician

Date of Birth: 25-Jul-1885

Place of Birth: Bergen, Hordaland, Norway

Date of Death: 01-Feb-1956

Profession: jurist, civil servant

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Carl Platou

  • Carl Nicolai Stoud Platou (25 July 1885 – 1 February 1956) was a Norwegian civil servant and politician.
  • A jurist by education, he is best known for his civil servant career in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Police, which spanned from 1911 to 1941.
  • He was promoted to deputy under-secretary of state in 1926, but was dismissed and later incarcerated for listening to hostile radio in 1941, during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany.
  • He returned after the war as Chief Minister of the Ministry of Justice and the Police in May 1945 and County Governor of Akershus and Oslo from 1945 to 1955.
  • He had been involved in politics before the war as well, as deputy mayor of Aker.

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