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Ferdinand Nicolai Roll

Ferdinand Nicolai Roll (born 28 May 1831 in Trondheim; † 27 February 1921 in Vestre Aker[1]) was a Norwegian jurist and politician of the conservative party Høyre. He was a member of the Storting and Norwegian Minister of Justice.

Life

Roll’s parents were the judge and politician Jacob Roll and his third wife Nicoline Selmer.[2] The engineer Oluf Nicolai Roll was his half-brother, the priest Karl Jacob Roll his brother.[3] Like his father, Ferdinand Roll underwent a legal education. In 1847 he enrolled at the university and graduated in 1852 as candidatus juris cum laude.[2][4]

In 1870 he was appointed Sorenskriver of Romsdal, based in Molde.[2] While holding this office he was elected to the Storting in 1877, representing Ålesund and Molde. In 1880 and 1883 he was re-elected.[5]

When the Cabinet was formed in 1889, Roll became part of the executive branch. In Emil Stang’s first cabinet, he was appointed Minister of Justice on 13 July. Less than a year later, on 30 June 1890, he resigned the post and moved to the Norwegian Council of State in Stockholm. This post he held until 5 March 1891.[5] In 1892 he was again elected to the Storting for one term.[5] After leaving parliament in 1895, he was a full judge of the Supreme Court until his death, having previously been an associate judge there.[1]

Roll and his second wife Sophie Nicoline Knudtzon were the parents of feminist writer Nini Roll Anker.[6]

Individual references

  1. a b Paul Thyness Ferdinand Roll. Article from the Norsk biografisk leksikon.
  2. a b c Christian Thaulow Personalhistorie for Trondhjems by og omegn i et tidsrum af circa 1 1/2 aarhundrede.
  3. J. B. Halvorsen: Norsk Forfatter-Lexikon 1814-1880: paa Grundlag af J.E. Krafts og Chr. Lange’s “Norsk Forfatter-Lexikon 1814-1856”. 4 : M-R, p. 588f.
  4. Ferdinand Nicolai Roll in J. B. Halvorsen: Norsk Forfatter-Lexikon 1814-1880 : paa Grundlag af J.E. Krafts og Chr. Lange’s “Norsk Forfatter-Lexikon 1814-1856”. 4 : M-R, p. 585f.
  5. a b c Ferdinand Nicolai Roll – Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD).
  6. Irene Iversen Nini Roll Anchor. Article from the Norsk biografisk leksikon.