Peder Johnsen

Peder Johnsen (baptised 30 November 1783 10 June 1836) was a Norwegian sailor who served as a representative at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly in 1814.[1]

Peder Johnsen was born at Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder, Norway. He was the youngest of ten siblings. Johnsen served as a commissioner officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy. He was an accountant at Kristiansand shipyard in Vest-Agder, before he was assigned as a midshipman. In later years, he was the captain of the bark De Tvende Brødre.[2]

Peder Johnsen represented The Royal Norwegian Navy (Søe-Deffensionen) at the Norwegian Constituent Assembly. together with Jens Schow Fabricius, Thomas Konow, and Even Thorsen. He belonged to the independence party (Selvstendighetspartiet). [3] [4]

In 1810, Peder Johnsen married Catharine Margrethe Nielsdatter (1788-1832). They were the parents of seven children. The family lived on Skippergata street in the central business district of Kvadraturen in Kristiansand. [5]


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