MORTENSEN, Ralph. b. Mankato, Minnesota, 29 January 1894; d. Southington, Connecticut, September 1986. Mortensen attended Augsburg College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota (BA 1913), the University of Oslo, Norway, and Hartford Seminary, Hartford Connecticut, (STM 1918, PhD 1927). He was a Lutheran (American Synod) missionary in China and Hong Kong (1918-58), and the organizing chairperson of the Hymnbook and Tunebook Revision Committee that produced Hymns of Praise [頌主聖詩 (Hong Kong?, 1955). He was general secretary of the Lutheran Board of Publication of the Lutheran Church of China (1927-40), a permanent member of the General Committee of the Religious Tract Society in China, and the...
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