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Larsen, Peter Laurentius

(Lauritz; August 10, 1833–March 1, 1915). Father of L. Larsen*; b. Kristiansand (Christiansand), Norw.; educ. Christiania (Oslo); ordained Christiania 1857; to US 1857 in response to call issued by Norw. Ev. Luth. Ch. of Am.; pastor near Rush River, Pierce Co., Wisconsin, 1857–59; Norw. prof. Conc. Coll. and Sem., St. Louis, Missouri, 1859–61; pres. Luther Coll., Halfway Creek, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1861–62, Decorah, Iowa, 1862–1902; prof. Heb. there till 1911; acting pres. Synodical* Conf. 1880–82. Helped ed. Kirkelig Maanedstidende; ed. its successor, Evangelisk Luthersk Kirketidende.

K. Larsen, Laur. Larsen (Northfield, Minnesota, 1936).

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