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Hans H. Aaker, second principal of Concordia (1893-1902)
Hans H. Aaker, second principal of Concordia (1893-1902)
TitleHans H. Aaker, second principal of Concordia (1893-1902)
DescriptionHead shot of Hans H. Aaker. Location of photograph unknown.
Date of OriginalNo later than 1929
General SubjectColleges & Universities
Subject (LCTGM)College presidents
Personal NameAaker, Hans H., 1862-1929
Organization NameConcordia College (Moorhead, Minn.)--People
LocationMoorhead (Minn.)
Clay County (Minn.)
Minnesota
United States
Decade1890-1899
1900-1909
1910-1919
1920-1929
Item NumberP0336
Format of OriginalPhotographs
Dimensions of Original5.5 x 4.25 in.
NotesTitle written on back of photograph.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/HistoryHans H. Aaker was born on April 16, 1862 in Ridgeway, Iowa. He attended Luther College and Valparaiso University prior to assuming responsibility for the commercial department at Willmar Seminary in Willmar, Minnesota.
Aaker was one of the founders of the commercial department at Concordia, which he supervised until he assumed the presidency in 1893. Aaker served as Concordia's second president from 1893 to 1902.
In 1902, Aaker resigned from Concordia and opened a business college in Fargo. He remained in charge of the business college until 1918 when he moved to Grand Forks to operate a similar school.
In addition to these roles, Aaker also served as mayor of Moorhead. He died in November 1929 from complications with illness and surgery.
Repository InstitutionConcordia College Library, College Archives
Repository CollectionPhotographs 1891-1910, RG 31.11.1 FF 4
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 IDcc000037
Original SourcePhotographic print
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