June 30, 1882, near Alcester, South Dakota.
October 29, 1959, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Sveeggen was the son of Andrew Pedersen Sveeggen and Johanna Sivertsdaughter Sommervold.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota (MA 1909), he taught high school in Decorah, Iowa; at Ellsworth College, Iowa Falls, Iowa; then for 37 years headed the English Department at Augsburg College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and was a specialist on Shakespeare. He published several songs, both in original English and translations from Norwegian.