Karl Gether Bomhoff

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Person.png Karl Gether Bomhoff  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(pharmacist, central banker)
Karl Gether Bomhoff.jpg
Born6 August 1842
Died23 September 1925 (Age 83)
Norwegian Central Bank Governor 1893-1920

Employment.png Central Bank Governor of Norway

In office
1893 - 1920
Succeeded byNicolai Rygg
The first holder of this post

Karl Gether Bomhoff was a Norwegian pharmacist, politician and Governor of the Central Bank of Norway.[1]


He was born in Larvik. He graduated as pharmacist in 1863, and worked in Drammen and Trondheim, and then a period as chemist in Dresden, Germany. He was managing director of the shipyard Trondhjems mekaniske Værksted 1875–1878. In 1883 was elected to the Trondheim city council.

In 1884 he was elected to the board of Norges Bank, which at this time had its head office in Trondheim. He was the first Governor of the Norges Bank from 1893 to 1920. As central bank governor during the First World War, where Norway was neutral, Bomhoff met with opposition to the inflationary policy pursued by Norges Bank at the time.

He was elected representative to the Storting for the period 1895–1897, from the Liberal Party. [2][3] [4]

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