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Alfred Ihlen
Alfred Ihlen
Birth: 30 June 1900
Skedsmo, Ostlandet, Norway (now Lillestrom, Ostlandet, Norway)
Death: 6 April 2006
Oslo, Ostlandet, Norway
Age: 105 years, 280 days
Country: NorwayNOR
Centenarian

Alfred "Alf" Nilsson Ihlen [Norwegian: Nilssøn] (30 June 1900 – 6 April 2006) was a Norwegian industrialist and centenarian who was the oldest known living man in Norway at the time of his death.

Biography

Ihlen was born in Skedsmo, Ostlandet, Norway (now Lillestrom, Ostlandet, Norway) on 30 June 1900, the son of engineer and politician Nils Claus Ihlen (1855–1925) and Henriette Marie Lund (1870–1962). He was co-manager of the workshop Strommens Vaerksted for about fifty years, along with his brother Joakim Ihlen (1899–1981). The two brothers developed their company into a world leading producer of aluminium based vehicles in the 1930s.

He married Helene Marie Busch (1908–1995), but later divorced. He married Ellen Serine "Lilleba" Gording (1905–2012) on 9 July 1938.

He continued to give interesting lectures and play golf until he was age almost 100.

He became the oldest known living man in Norway, following the death of 106-year-old Karl Doelven on 31 July 2004.

In June 2005, Alfred (aged 105) and Ellen "Lilleba" (aged 99) were regarded as the oldest known living couple in Norway.

Ihlen died in Oslo, Ostlandet, Norway on 6 April 2006 at the age of 105 years, 280 days. Following his death, then-105-year-old Joergen Rustad became the oldest known living man in Norway.

His wife Ellen "Lilleba" Ihlen died on 4 February 2012 at the age of 106 years, 131 days.

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Norway's Oldest Living Man Titleholders (VE)

Thrond Olsen • Nils Monsen Sleire • Mathias Hansen Saether • Erik H Boerset • Hans Peter Jacobsen • Anders Stenehjem • Johan Saanum • Andreas Sandberg • Gulbrand Morterud • Hans Felde • Erik Berg • Engebret Hatten • Kleng Skeie • Hans Asegg • Wilhelm Pedersen • Henrik Maeland • Olav Holtan • Anders Odegaard • Isak Aarhus • Ludvig Froeysland • Karl Holm • Ingebrigt Johansen • Anton Jakobsen • Herman Smith-Johannsen • Petter Iversen • Erik Arnegaard • Arnt Sundli • Tjolstolv Saetre • Sigvart Eide • Ole Svartas • Arne Olaisen • Severin Fosse • Amund Vermedal • Odd Oeyeflaten • Johannes Fosse • Olav Hovatn • Karl Doelven • Alfred Ihlen • Joergen Rustad • Helge Fjeldstad • Haakon Skoien • Jakob Gunnes • Thorvald Netteland • Birger Synsvoll • Carl Falck • Torbjorn Overbo • George Nygaard • Hjalmar Gregersen • Alf JohansenRoar GulbrandsenAlf OlsenVidar Eide

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