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J. O. Hougen portrait
J. O. Hougen portrait
TitleJ. O. Hougen portrait
DescriptionJ. O. Hougen posing in chair. Location of photograph unknown.
Date of OriginalNo later than 1927
CreatorPeterson
Creator RolePhotographer
General SubjectPeople
Subject (LCTGM)Clergy
College administrators
Personal NameHougen, Johan Olai, 1857-1927
Organization NameConcordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)--People
LocationMoorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item NumberP0186
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original8.75 x 7 in.
Publisher of OriginalPeterson Studio
Place of PublicationTacoma (Wash.)
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryJohan Olai Hougen was born on March 6, 1857, in Norway. His family emmigrated to the United States the spring of 1857, arriving in Chicago on July 4 and settling in Iowa. Hougen attended Luther College and the Theological Seminary in Madison, Wisconsin. Hougen's first call was in Fargo in 1881 where he served five congregations.
Hougen's parsonage was the site of many meetings of the Northwestern Lutheran College Association--the organization that formed Concordia College. Charter members of the association included J. M. O. Ness, J. O. Hougen, G. H. Gerberding, O. C. Beck, O. G. Farsdale, N. S. Dalen, Ole Holte, A. A. Trovaten, Lars Christianson, R. Rasmusson, John Hanson, and H. T. Brattenborg. At the Association's April 15, 1891 meeting, J. O. Hougen suggested the name "Concordia, " meaning hearts in harmony, for the new school.
After many relocations, Hougen settled in Eugene, Oregon where he passed away on January 7, 1927.
Bibliographical ReferenceErling N. Rolfsrud, Cobber Chronicle (Minnesota: Concordia College, 1966), 17.
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 2
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 IDcc000024
Original SourcePhotographic print
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