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Karl Evald Mattson

Karl Evald Mattson, American clergyman-educator. Decorated Knight Order of North Star (Sweden). Kiwanian.


  • Mattson, Karl Evald was born on October 9, 1905 in Warren, Minnesota, United States. Son of Review John A. and Anna C. (Carlson) Mattson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1926. Bachelor of Divinity, Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois, 1930. Master of Sacred Theology, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1936, postgraduate, 1930-1938.

      Doctor of Divinity, Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1949.


    • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1930. Pastor First Lutheran Church, East Orange, New Jersey, 1930-1939, Bethesda Lutheran Church, New Haven, 1939-1945. Lecturer philosophy Upsala College, East Orange, 1936-1938.

      President New England Conference Augustana Lutheran Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1945-1948, Augustana Theological Seminary since 1948.


    • Author: The Glory of Common Tasks, 1952. Editor: Bible Study Quarterly, International Council Lessons, 1937, 48. Contributor to church and theological periodicals.


    Served as president New York Conference Luther Leagues, 1933-1938. Director board American missions Augustana Lutheran Church, 1945-1948, secretary synodical council, 1946-1948. Member of Executive Committee Massachusetts and Connecticut Council Churches, 1945-1948, American Association Theological School, 1952.

    Director Upsala College, 1945-1948.


    • Married Eva Marie Bergendoff, July 30, 1932. Children: Karl John, David Bergendoff.
    • father: Review John A. Mattson
    • mother: Anna C. (Carlson) Mattson
    • spouse: Eva Marie Bergendoff
    • children: Karl John Mattson
    • David Bergendoff Mattson
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    Born October 9, 1905
    Died November, 1964
    (aged 59)