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Clergyman , educator

Charles Orrin Solberg, American clergyman, educator. Member Wisconsin State History Society.


Solberg, Charles Orrin was born on December 24, 1869 in Rushford, Minnesota, United States. Son of Halvor Knudson and Annie Jane (Natesta) Solberg.


Bachelor of Arts, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1893, Master of Arts, 1901. Bachelor of Divinity, Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, 1896. Doctor of Divinity, 1917.


Teacher, Pleasant View Lutheran College, Ottawa, Illinois, 1896-1901. Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1901. Pastor Rockford, Illinois, 1901-1903, Covenant Church, Chicago, 1903-1907.

Bead department of English, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1907-1915, department of religion, 1915-1920. President Augustana College and Normal School, Sioux Falls, South Dakot, 1920-1928. Dean Chicago Lutheran Bible School, 1928-1932.

Head department of religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1932-1938. President Luther League of Illinois, 1900-1904. President Lutheran Student Conference America, 1915-1918, English Association of Norwegian Lutheran Church America, 1917-1938.


Member Wisconsin State History Society.


Married Anna Louise Jacobson, September 2, 1896.

Halvor Knudson Solberg

Annie Jane (Natesta) Solberg

Anna Louise Jacobson