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Andrew Furuseth

Andrew Furuseth, Norwegian labor union administrator, seaman.

Background

  • Furuseth, Andrew was born on March 12, 1854 in Norway. Son of Andreas Nielsen and Martha (Jensdatter) Furuseth.

  • Education

    • Education common schools.

    Career

    • Went to sea, 1873, and followed same many years. First came to the United States, 1880. President International Seamen’s Union of America, since 1908.

      Official secretary Sailors’ Union of the Pacific. Recognized as an authority on American merchant marine.

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant

    Connections

    • father: Andreas Nielsen Furuseth
    • mother: Martha (Jensdatter) Furuseth
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    Born March 12, 1854
    Died January 22, 1938
    (aged 83)
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