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Sverre Torgerson

Sverre Torgerson, American editor, clergyman. Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1921.

Background

  • Torgerson, Sverre was born on September 21, 1890 in Stavanger, Norway. Came to the United States, 1909. Naturalized, 1921. Son of Emanuel and Lina (Johansen) Torgerson.

  • Education

    • Student, Bethany High School, Everett, Washington, 1916. Candidate of Theology, Augsburg College and Seminary, 1921. Student, Biblical Seminary in New York, 1930.

    Career

    • Pastor Lutheran Church, Duluth, Minnesota, 1921-1922, Superior, Wisconsin, 1922-1925, Racine, 1925-1931, Bronx, New York, 1931-1933, Morris, Minnesota, 1933-1945. Editor The Lutheran Messenger, Minneapolis, 1945-1953, Folkebladet (Norwegian church paper), 1947-1952. Secretary Lutheran Free Church, 1940-1950.

    Major achievements

    • Ordained to ministry Lutheran Church, 1921.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Marie Anderson, November 25, 1923.
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    Born September 21, 1890
    • 1916
      Bethany High School
    • 1921
      Augsburg College and Seminary
    • 1930
      Biblical Seminary in New York
    • 1921 - 1922
      Pastor Lutheran Church
      Duluth, Georgia, United States
    • 1922 - 1925
      Pastor Lutheran Church
      Superior, Arizona, United States
    • 1925 - 1931
      Pastor Lutheran Church
      Racine, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1931 - 1933
      Pastor Lutheran Church
      Bronx, New York, United States
    • 1933 - 1945
      Pastor Lutheran Church
      Morris, Illinois, United States