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Clergyman

Lawrence Albert Johnston, American clergyman.

Background

Johnston, Lawrence Albert was born on August 12, 1855 in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Frederick and Charlotte Johnston.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1879, Doctor of Divinity, 1901. Graduate Augustana Theological Seminary, 1881.

Career

Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1881. Pastor Des Moines, Iowa, 1881-1886, Rockford, Illinois, 1886-1894, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1894-1904, Moline, Illinois, 1904-1911, St. Paul, since 1911. Associate editor Bethania, Des Moines, Iowa, 1883-1885, also Ungdorsnvannen, Rock Island.

Several years; editor Young Peoples Messenger, Moline, Illinois, 1904-1911. Director Augustana Book Concern, Rock Island, 1890-1893. Augustana College, since 1893.

Augustana Adolphus College, Minnesota, 1895-1898, 1902-1904. Augustana Hospital, Chicago, 6 years, Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul, Emanuel Hospital, Omaha, for various terms. City Library, Moline, 3 years Has served as president or vice president various confs., Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota.

President Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod, since 1911. Swedish secretary general council Lutheran Church of America, 1905-1911.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Bethania, Des Moines, Iowa, 1883-1885, also Ungdorsnvannen, Rock Island. Several years

Connections

Married Anna S. Lindgren, October 18, 1881.

father:
Frederick Johnston

mother:
Charlotte Johnston

spouse:
Anna S. Lindgren