(June 25, 1857February 16, 1904). Son of J. Swensson ; b. Sugargrove, Pennsylvania; educ. Augustana Theol. Sem., Rock Island, Illinois; pastor Lindsborg, Kansas; founded Bethany Academy (now Bethany Coll.), Lindsborg 1881; mem. Kansas legislature; pres. General* Council of the Ev. Luth. Ch. in N. Am. in the mid-1890s. Comp. hymnals. Ed. Ungdoms Vaennen; Korsbanneret; Framaat. Other works include I Sverige; Aater I Sverige.
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