Andrew Anderson Veblen

Andrew Anderson Veblen

Birth
Wisconsin, USA
Death 1932 (aged 83–84)
Burial Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 161176124 · View Source
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Andrew Veblen was born in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin in 1848. He was typical of second generation immigrants who learned the language and customs of their home area in Norway and treasured that unique heritage. He was a driving force behind the bygdelag movement in America, and the Valdres Samband most particularly.

Veblen attended Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, receiving his Master's Degree in 1880. He was a teacher and professor in science and physics at Johns Hopkins University, Luther College, and the State University of Iowa before retiring to Washington County, Minnesota where he owned and operated a farm. He continued to be a sought-after speaker and devoted much of his time to the Samband.

Veblen was the first president of the Valdres Samband, and shared duties as editor of the quarterly newsletter in the organization's early years. In 1920, he authored "The Valdris Book.

Source: The Valdres Samband website
http://www.valdressamband.org/about/veblen.htm



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  • Created by: KWH
  • Added: 16 Apr 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 161176124
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Anderson Veblen (24 Sep 1848–1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 161176124, citing Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by KWH (contributor 48123018) .