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Rasmus Hansen

Rasmus Hansen, business executive. Awarded Knight of Dannebrog by King of Denmark, 1948. Member Riverside Church, New York (non-sectarian).; Club: Whitehall.

Background

  • Hansen, Rasmus was born on January 30, 1888 in Odense, Denmark. Son of Hans and Bertha Marie (Nielsen) Hansen.

  • Education

    • Graduate (highest honors) University of Copenhagen, 1905, Commercial College, Copenhagen, 1907. Bachelor of Laws, La Salle U., 1936.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1916, naturalized citizen, 1925. Associate with East Asiatic Limited company, of Copenhagen and affiliated companies, Copenhagen, Bangkok, Singapore, Libau, Leningrad, Archangel and New York until 1925. With American Export Lines, Genoa, Alexandria and New York, and on commercial and shipping missions in Europe, 1926-1936.

      Director in charge operations Gdynia America Line, New York, 1936-1940. President and director the East Asiatic Company, Inc., and Chairman, Board Of Directors West Indian Limited company, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, from 1940. Member board of directors Re-insurance Company, —Constituion, —New York City from 1943, Johnson Walton Steamships, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., from 1946.

      Chairman Eighth St. Pier Company, Hoboken, from 1948.

    Membership

    Member Riverside Church, New York (non-sectarian). Club: Whitehall.

    Connections

    • Married Evangeline Shearer Cooper, August 25, 1920.
    • father: Hans Hansen
    • mother: Bertha Marie (Nielsen) Hansen
    • spouse: Evangeline Shearer Cooper
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    Born January 30, 1888
    Nationality

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