1875–1943

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 8, 1875, Sun­ne, Värm­land, Swe­den.

Died: No­vem­ber 7, 1943, Rock­ford, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Scan­di­na­vi­an Ce­me­te­ry, Rock­ford, Il­li­nois.

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Biography

Andrew was the son of hym­nist Nils Fry­kman, and hus­band of Ruth Eliz­a­beth Skogs­bergh.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at North Park Col­lege and The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, and Mon­ta­na Wes­ley­an Un­i­ver­si­ty.

He served as pre­si­dent of North­west­ern Col­lege, Min­ne­a­po­lis, Min­ne­so­ta (1901–04), then at Mis­sion Co­ve­nant church­es in Su­per­i­or, Wis­con­sin; James­town, New York; Wau­sa, Ne­bras­ka; and Rock­ford, Il­li­nois.

In Rock­ford, he found­ed the first ra­dio sta­tion in the ci­ty. In the last years of his ca­reer, Fryk­man was the Co­ve­nant di­rect­or of ev­an­gel­ism, re­tir­ing in 1943.

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