1885–1940

June 27, 1885, Da­lar­na, Swe­den.

Au­gust 6, 1940, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Mont­rose Ce­me­te­ry, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

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Wallgren grad­u­at­ed from the North Park Acad­e­my in 1902, and from North Park Jun­ior Col­lege in 1904. He then earned AB and AM de­grees from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Chi­ca­go, and in 1909 was elect­ed to Phi Be­ta Kap­pa.

He taught high school for one year in Ga­ry, In­di­a­na, then re­turned to North Park as an Eng­lish teach­er in 1909. He was ap­point­ed re­gis­trar in 1912, and served in that role u­ntil 1937. He was al­so ac­a­dem­ic dean from 1918 un­til his death. The Wall­gren Lib­ra­ry at North Park Un­i­ver­si­ty is named af­ter him.

His works in­clude:

  1. Faith in the Blood
  2. I with Thee Would Be­gin
  3. What Joy There Is