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Joshua Oden

Clergyman

Joshua Oden, American clergyman. member of the board of directors Augustana Hospital, from 1943. President Illinois Conference Luther League of Augustana Synod, 1917-1925; Served as chaplain under National Lutheran Council during World War I.

Background

Oden, Joshua was born on June 19, 1880 in Muskegon, Michigan, United States. Son of Review Martin P. and Emma Oden.

Education

Student Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1899, Bachelor of Divinity, 1908. Bachelor of Arts, Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1902, Doctor of Divinity, 1928. Graduate Bethany Normal school and Bethany School of Commerce, 1903.

Student Chicago Theological Seminary, 1905. Graduate work Northwestern University.

Career

Ordained ministry of Lutheran Church, Augustana Synod, 1908. Pastor Irving Park Church, Chicago, from 1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Luther League Manual, Daily Devotions for Lutheran Youth. Student of international young people’s problems. Decorated by King of Sweden.300th Anniversary Medal landing of Swedes in Wilmington. Centennial Anniversary Silver Medal. Royal Order of Vasa. Originator of Protestant Novena, 1939.

Membership

Member of the board of directors Augustana Hospital, from 1943. President Illinois Conference Luther League of Augustana Synod, 1917-1925. Served as chaplain under National Lutheran Council during World War I.

Clubs: Svithiod, Swedish, Lake Shore (Chicago.

Connections

Married Helga Sudeberg, May 25, 1909.

father:
Review Martin P.

mother:
Emma Oden

spouse:
Helga Sudeberg