Halvorson, Alfred O. (1886-1936) | Nordic

Name: Halvorson, Alfred O. (1886-1936)
Fuller Form: Halvorson, Alfred Olai

Historical Note: Alfred Olai Halvorson was born in Ridgeway, Iowa in 1886. He was the youngest child of Norwegian immigrants Helge (Henry) Halvorson and Torbjorg Jonsdatter Tistel Halvorson. After graduating from Luther College in 1910, Halvorson taught high school and served as principal n Bagley, MN from 1910-1912. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1915 with a law degree, and began practicing law in Crookston, MN until 1917, when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Halvorson was honorably discharged in 1919 and moved to New York upon returning to the United States and studied to be a playwright. He passed away in 1936.
Sources: Biography provided by Halvorson's descendant Karen Fretheim.
Note Author: Hayley Jackson