Benct Olaf Norbin

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Benct Olaf Norbin
Order: 23rd Prefect of Nouvelle Gaulle
Term of Office: 1 Vendémiaire, CCXV (23 September, 2006); - Present
Predecessor: Geoffroy Gastinois
Successor: Incumbent
Date of birth: February 15, 1942
Date of death: None
Place of birth: Pamplona, Nouvelle Navarre, Louisianne
Profession: Businessman, Lawyer, Politician
Political Party: Natural Law (Loi Naturelle)
Religious Affiliation: Catholic (converted from Lutheranism in 1974)
Photo of B. O. Norbin at a fundraiser.

Benct Olaf Norbin (born February 15, 1942) is a fiscally conservative, socially progressive politician who was previously a member of the Parti Republicain Libre.

Education & Career

Norbin is the child of New Swedish immigrants to Louisianne, and was born near Saint-Louis, where he grew up. He then attended Fontbonne University. He completed his degree in 1966, receiving a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. While he quickly opened his practice in Saint-Louis, he did not maintain it for long, and moved eastward, to the NAL for a time.

There he attended Harvard University's Law School, obtaining an LL.M. degree in 1969. Upon returning to Louisianne, he worked both in his law-office and as a public servant, in the staff of then Prefect Marc-Albert Mitterand. After a few years serving as support for public servants, Norbin left his practice and ran for an open seat in the Nouvelle Gaulle parliament.

First-Presidential Campaigns

Norbin originally campaignend for the First-Presidency against Jean-François Young in an CCIX, but was defeated. He began an attempt after the assassination, but withdrew in favor of another candidate, and focused his efforts instead on becoming Prefect of Nouvelle Gaulle.

Prefectoral Administration

Elected by a narrow margin over amerindian contender Eugène Walking-Wolf Heineman.

Preceded by:
Geoffroy Gastinois
Prefect of Nouvelle Gaulle
Succeeded by: