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Josef Nordenhaug

Josef Nordenhaug, clergyman, religious organization executive.


  • Nordenhaug, Josef was born on August 2, 1903 in Oslo, Norway. Son of Johannes Adolf and Elise (Bye) Nordenhaug.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, U. Oslo, 1927. Master of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, 1930, Doctor of Philosophy., 1932. Doctor of Laws, William Jewell College, 1962.

      H.L.D., Temple University, 1963.


    • Came to the United States, 1928, naturalized, 1937. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1933. Assistant pastor First Baptist Church, Oslo, Norway, 1932-1933.

      Pastor Irene Cole Memorial Baptist Church, Prestonburg, Kentucky, 1933-1936, Vinton (Virginia) Baptist Church, 1936-1941, Rivermont Avenue Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1941-1948. Editor The Commission, Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board, Richmond, Virginia, 1948-1950. President Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon-Zurich, Switzerland, 1950-1960.

      General secretary Baptist World Alliance, Washington, 1960-1969. Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board representative in Europe for relief and rehabilitation, 1954-1958. Chairman Baptist Relief Committee for Hungary, 1956.

      Contributor articles various denominational journals Home: Arlington VA.


    • Contributor articles various denominational journals.


    • Married Helen Bacon Rampp, August 7, 1934. Children: Theodore Davis, Karin Elizabeth (Mistress.
    • father: Johannes Adolf Nordenhaug
    • mother: Elise (Bye) Nordenhaug
    • spouse: Helen Bacon Rampp
    • children: Theodore Davis Nordenhaug
    • Karin Elizabeth (Mrs Nordenhaug
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    Born August 2, 1903
    Died September 18, 1969
    (aged 66)