Born: March 21, 1860, Chicago, Illinois.
Died: July 16, 1942, Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Buried: Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Kenyon, Minnesota.
George was the son of Andreas Torgersen and Andrine Caroline Andersdatter Holter.
He graduated in 1861 from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, attended Luther Seminary and Capital University for two years, and taught at Luther Seminary in 1883.
He went on to serve in many posts:
He edited the United Lutheran (1909–14), the American Lutheran Survey (1914–21) and the Lutheran Herald (from 1925).
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