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- Håkon Wexelsen Freihow
Håkon Wexelsen Freihow (born 6 April 1927 , died 1 March 2019  ) was a Norwegian diplomat.
Freihow had a master's degree ( M.Sc. ) in political science from the University of Oslo . In 1956, he completed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' aspirant course .
In his career, he was, among other things, head of the Foreign Ministry's administrative department and ambassador to Japan, Portugal and Morocco.
Håkon Wexelsen Freihow was commander of the Order of St. Olav and held several foreign orders.
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1956?1971 including postings in Mexico, Spain and Brussels
1971?1973 Embassy Council at the Norwegian Embassy in Brussels
1973 bureau chief , later deputy director and expedition chief in the administrative department
1981?1988 Ambassador at the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo . 
1988?1992 Special Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
1989?1992 Commissioner-General of the Norwegian Pavilion at the World's Fair in Seville (EXPO'92)
1992?1996 Ambassador at the Norwegian Embassy in Lisbon , side-accredited in 1993 to Praia in Cape Verde, Bissau in Guinea-Bissau and from 1994 to the Norwegian Embassy in Rabat in Morocco
He was the son of a priest, resistance fighter and goalkeeper Halvdan Wexelsen Freihow (1883?1965) and Helene Ingeborg Godskesen (1890-1953).  He was the father of the author Halfdan Freihow (born 1959).
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Not to be confused with Halvdan Wexelsen Freihow.
Halfdan Wexel Freihow (born 7 May 1959) is a Norwegian literary critic, novelist, editor and book publisher.
A son of diplomat Håkon Wexelsen Freihow, Halfdan Freihow was born in Mexico City and grew up in Mexico, Spain and Belgium. He graduated from the University of Oslo with a cand.mag. degree. He was a translator, publishing house consultant and literary critic for Morgenbladet, Arbeiderbladet and NRK P2 in his early career. In 1985, together with fellow literary critics André Savik and Lasse Tømte, he published an anthology named Ord for andre. The proceeds would go via the Norwegian Church Aid and Norwegian Red Cross to Ethiopia. In 1989 he became editor-in-chief for the literature periodical Vinduet. In 1990 he quit his literary critic job in Arbeiderbladet to become acting editor of Bokklubben Dagens Bok. In 1991 he went on to the publishing house Aschehoug. He remained editor of Vinduet until 1992. From 1996 to 2000 he was the director of the publishing house J. M. Stenersen Forlag.
In 2001 he released the report Den edle hensikt?helliger den midlene? about the book business for the Arts Council Norway. In 2004 Freihow wrote a book about his own son, Kjære Gabriel. It was nominated for the Brage Prize. In 2007 he was writing an authorized biography about Crown Princess Mette-Marit, but the project was stopped. Freihow issued his debut novel, Du er ikke sann, in 2009. The book was issued on Freihow's own publishing house Font Forlag, which was started in 2006.
He has been deputy leader of the Norwegian PEN. He resides in Karmøy
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