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Aage Qvistgaard Petersen

Aage Qvistgaard Petersen, business executive. Decorated Knight of Dannebrog (Denmark).


  • Petersen, Aage Qvistgaard was born on November 13, 1886 in Aarhus, Denmark. Son of Hans Morten Michael and Alma Katrine (Thorsen) Q-Petersen.

  • Education

    • Educated Fengers Private Latin school and Commercial and Law School, Aarhus, Denmark.


    • 1 son, Morton. Came to the United States, 1907, naturalized, 1927. With Korn-og-Foderstof Kompagniet, Aarhus, Denmark, 1904-1907. With New Orleans Export Company, New Orleans, and Galveston, Texas, 1907-1940, with Southport Mill Company Ltd., New Orleans, 1909-1936, when liquidated.

      Vice president and director Wesson Oil & Snowdrift Company, Inc. from its incorporation in 1925 to 1940, president and director, 1940-1956, Chairman of the Board, 1956-1960. Director National Bank of Commerce (New Orleans), Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Dallas, Southdown Inc. (New Orleans), Lykes Brothers.

      S.S. Company; member board of trustees Isaac Delgado Museum Art, American Scandanavian Foundation, New York. Board of Governors Ochsner Foundation Hospital.


    Clubs: Boston, New Orleans Country.


    • Married Adele L. Lange, July 31, 1913.
    • father: Hans Morten Michael Q-Petersen
    • mother: Alma Katrine (Thorsen) Q-Petersen
    • spouse: Adele L. Lange
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    Born November 13, 1886