Karl Gether Bomhoff
| Karl Gether Bomhoff |
(pharmacist, central banker)
|Born||6 August 1842|
|Died||23 September 1925 (Age 83)|
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.