J. G. Halland

Fargo, North Dakota

is a professor. He is a person from Tronderaet and was born in Iowa. His father, Gabriel Halland, and his mother, Anne Bya, were both from Overhalden.

He graduated from Luther College in 1884 and from Concordia Seminar in St. Louis in 1887.

He was a teacher at Lutheran College from 1887 to 1889. He was the manager of the Brufladt Academy in Portland, North Dakota from 1889 to 1892. He was the superintendent of schools in Traill County from 1892 to 1896. He was the state superintendent of public instruction in North Dakota from 1897 to 1891. He was a professor at the Agricultural College in Fargo, North Dakota from 1903 to 1911. Since 1911 he was at Dakota Trust for one year and was later in the real estate and insurance business.

He is now associate general agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Milwaukee. He has been the president of the Norwegian Society in Fargo, North Dakota since its establishment.

His large historical knowledge and Norwegian interests he has received abundant opportunities to talk days. As a capable speaker he has been much used on the 17th of May festival and other festive occasions. He gave the festival speech in English at the Bjornson memorial stones dedication in Mayville, North Dakota on June 7, 1916. At the regional society meetings Fargo, North Dakota, he is better than everyone at Fargo City and Norse and Society's behalf that want to welcome participants to Fargo, North Dakota.

Source: Norwegians and Norwegian Homes in America by Hans Jervell - 1916 - Page 24


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