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Dr. & Mrs. Aasgaard
Dr. & Mrs. Aasgaard
TitleDr. & Mrs. Aasgaard
DescriptionJohan and Ragnhild Aasgaard pose for a formal portrait. Location of photograph unknown.
Date of OriginalNo later than 1925
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)College administrators
Personal NameAasgaard, Johan Arnd, 1876-1966
Aasgaard, Ragnhild E. (Hoyme), 1880-1958
Item NumberP5601E
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original9.75 x 5.75 in.
NotesTitle on front of photograph.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryJohan Arnd Aasgaard was born on April 5, 1876. He attended St. Olaf College, United Church Seminary, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1911, Dr. Aasgaard became the fifth president of Concordia College where he remained until 1925. Aasgaard played an instrumental role in Concordia becoming an accredited, four-year liberal arts college. After leaving Concordia in 1925, Aasgaard became the president of Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. He remained in this role until his retirement in 1954. During Aasgaard's tenure, the church merged and formed the American Lutheran Church. Aasgaard passed away on January 13, 1966 in Cokato, Minnesota.
Ragnhild E. (Hoyme) Aasgaard was born April 1, 1880. They couple married on April 7, 1902 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Ragnhild passed away on February 3, 1958.
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 15
Credit LineCourtesy of the Concordia College Archives.
Rights ManagementImage in public domain.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about permissions, or for information on prices, contact the Concordia College Archives.
Digital IDcc000134
Original SourcePhotographic print
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