Hans G. Jensen

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Hans G. Jensen (13 March 1856 – 7 September 1922) was a Norwegian trade unionist, politician, and tailor.[1][2]

Jensen was born in Horsens, Denmark in 1856.[1] He moved to Sandefjord, Norway in 1879, before settling in Kristiania in 1883.[2] He became involved in the Norwegian labour movement, and was the leader of the Norwegian Labour Party from 1888 to 1889.[1] He co-founded a tailors' union in 1892, and became the first leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions in 1899. He held this position until 1900.[2]

Jensen died in Kristiania in 1922.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jensen, Hans G." (in Norwegian). Norwegian Labour Party. Retrieved 8 January 2009.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2005). "Hans Jensen". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian). 8 (4. ed.). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. p. 86. ISBN 978-82-573-1543-6.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Anders Andersen
Leader of the Norwegian Labour Party
1888 – 1889
Succeeded by
Christian Holtermann Knudsen
Political offices
Preceded by
position created
Leader of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions
1899 – 1900
Succeeded by
Dines Jensen

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