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James Vernon Geisendorfer, American Author ( relig.)author. Recipient Amicus Poloniae medal Polish Ministry of Culture and Education, 1969.


Geisendorfer, James Vernon was born on April 22, 1929 in Brewster, Minnesota, United States. Son of Victor H. and Anne B. (Johnson) Geisendorfer.


Student, Augustana College, 1951. Student, Augsburg College, 1954. Student, Orthodox Lutheran Seminary, 1955.

Bachelor, University Minnesota, 1960. Doctor of Laws, Burton College and Seminary, 1961.


Grain buyer Pillsbury Mills, Inc., Worthington, Minnesota, 1947-1948. Accountant Boote Hatcheries, 1949-1950. Night supervisor Strutwear, Inc., Minneapolis, 1951-1952.

Dispatcher Chicago and North Western Railway, 1953-1954. Office manager Froedtert Malt Corporation, Minneapolis, 1955-1956, National Automotive Parts Association, 1957-1960. Senior creative writer Brown & Bigelow, St. Paul, 1960-1972.

Religious researcher, writer, from 1972. Research consultant Institute for the Study of America Religion. Member panel of reference Chelston Bible College, New Milton, England.



Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Religion, Academy Indiana Scholars, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod History Institute, Augustana History Society, Royal Anthropological Institute, Eastern Territorial History Society (charter), Medieval Academy American, Renaissance Society of America, George Eliot Fellowship, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, Aristotelian Society (life), Hegel Society of America, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, American Catholic Philosophical Association, North America Conference on British Studies, International Society for Comparative Study of Civilizations, Religous Research Association, International Association Greek Philosophy, British Society Philosophy Religion, Institute Interdisciplinary Research, League for Yiddish, Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, Association Literature Scholars and Critics, Thomas More Law Center, Trinitarian Bible Society, Churches of God History Society, American Friends the Vatican Library.


Married Esther Lillian Walker, September 23, 1949. Children: Jane, Karen, Lois.

Victor H. Geisendorfer

Anne B. (Johnson) Geisendorfer

Esther Lillian Walker

Jane Geisendorfer

Karen Geisendorfer

Lois Geisendorfer