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Aage Qvistgaard Petersen

business executive.

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Membership

Clubs: Boston, New Orleans Country.

Connections

Married Adele L. Lange, July 31, 1913.

father:
Hans Morten Michael Q-Petersen

mother:
Alma Katrine (Thorsen) Q-Petersen

spouse:
Adele L. Lange