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August Geelmuyden Spørck

August Geelmuyden Spørck.

August Geelmuyden Spørck (13 September 1851 – 14 July 1928) was a Norwegian military officer and politician for the Liberal Party. He is best known as the Norwegian Minister of Defence from 1909 to 1910.


He was born in Kristiania. He became a military officer in 1872. Through the rifle associations he became affiliated with the Liberal Party.[1] He was elected to the Parliament of Norway in 1900, representing the constituency of Trondhjem og Levanger. He held the rank of Captain at that time. He served only one term, but had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1898–1900. On 20 August 1909, he was appointed as the new Minister of Defence in the first cabinet Knudsen. He held this position until 1 February 1910, when the cabinet resigned.[2] In 1914 he was promoted to Major General, and from 1916 to 1919 he was the Inspector-General of the Infantry.[1] He died in July 1928.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His granddaughter Mimi Reimers married Olaf D. Thommessen.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "August Geelmuyden Spørck" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "August Geelmuyden Spørck" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Retrieved 8 April 2009. 
  3. Thommessen, Henrik Peter (2009). "Forord" (in Norwegian). Fra triumf til tragedie. Avisbedriften Tidens Tegn 1910–1941. Oslo: University of Oslo (doctoral thesis). pp. i–€“iii. ISSN 0806-3222. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Haakon Ditlev Lowzow
Norwegian Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Karl Sigwald Johannes Bull

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