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Andrew Furuseth

labor union administrator , seaman

Andrew Furuseth, Norwegian labor union administrator, seaman.

Background

Furuseth, Andrew was born on March 12, 1854 in Norway. Son of Andreas Nielsen and Martha (Jensdatter) Furuseth.

Education

Education common schools.

Career

Went to sea, 1873, and followed same many years. First came to the United States, 1880. President International Seamen’s Union of America, since 1908.

Official secretary Sailors’ Union of the Pacific. Recognized as an authority on American merchant marine.

Connections

father:
Andreas Nielsen Furuseth

mother:
Martha (Jensdatter) Furuseth