1818, Feb 131864, Jun 7
a Norwegian politician and playwright. Rolf Olsen was born in Bergen, Norway. He was the son of Andreas Schram Olsen (1791–1841), the Bailiff (Byfogd) of Bergen. He was a student in Skien and earned a Candidatus juris in 1842. In 1846, he was employed as a clerk in the Interior Ministry and was in this position until 1852. He also worked as a journalist, especially in Morgenbladet, where he was editor from 1848. Between 1840 and 1850, he wrote several plays including both tragedies and comedies. He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 1854, 1857, 1859 and 1862, representing the constituency of Østerrisøer in Aust-Agder county, Norway. In 1863 he was appointed judge in Gauldalen, but died the following year.
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