Ernest E. Ryden

RYDEN, Ernest Edwin. b. Kansas City, Missouri, 12 September 1886; d. Providence, Rhode Island, 1 January 1981. Born into a Swedish family, Ryden attended the Manual Training School in Kansas City, worked for a newspaper published by the Kansas City Railway, and was a telegraph editor for a newspaper in Moline, Illinois. He attended Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, in 1910 (BA, honorary DD, 1930; he was later President of the Board); and Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island (BD, 1914). He was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in 1914. In the same year he married Agnes E. Johnson (1889-1977), a church organist and a graduate of Augustana College who came...

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