Fredrik Th. Bolin


Fredrik Thorstein Bolin (8 May 1931 – 13 October 2005) was a Norwegian newspaper editor.

He was born in Moss, and finished his secondary education in 1949. He was a journalist in Moss Avis from 1949 to 1950 and Mannskapsavisa from 1950 to 1951. After a period as a science student, he worked in Moss Avis again from 1955 to 1960. He was also a member of Moss city council from 1955 to 1959. He had a break in 1957, when he was a freelance journalist in South America. He was hired in Aftenposten in 1965, and was the newspaper's correspondent in Brussels from 1970 to 1976 and subeditor from 1976 to 1977.[1] From 1977 to 1992 he was the editor-in-chief of Moss Avis, and from 1986 to 1994 he chaired the Conservative Press Association.[2] He became an honorary member of the latter organization together with Johan E. Holand in 1994.[3]

He was a board member of the Norwegian UNESCO commission from 1983 to 1987, chaired Round Table in Norway from 1970 to 1971, and was also active in the Norwegian Red Cross[1] and Norsk Polarklubb[4] and received the Paul Harris Medal from Rotary. He also received the Antarctica Service Medal and the Médaille de courage et de dévouement.[1] He died in 2005.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Fredrik Th. Bolin 70 år 8. mai" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 20 April 2001.
  2. ^ "Aftenposten". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 8 May 1996. p. 12.
  3. ^ "Æresmedlemmer". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 25 November 1994. p. 10.
  4. ^ Udgaard, Nils Morten (20 October 2005). "Fredrik Th. Bolin". Aftenposten (in Norwegian).
  5. ^ Freihow, Håkon W.; Berg, Eivinn (20 October 2005). "Fredrik Th. Bolin". Aftenposten (in Norwegian).