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Ohlson, Algoth


Algoth Ohlson became the third president of North Park in 1924. He was an ordained minister in the Covenant Church and served churches in Danbury and Bridgeport, Connecticut; Lowell, Massachusetts; and Chicago, Illinois before coming to North Park. Under his leadership the college became a respected junior college, and the seminary increased its academic standards.

Algoth Ohlson replaced David Nyvall as president in 1924 and served for twenty-five years, encompassing the prosperous twenties, the depression-ridden thirties, and the war and post-war periods of the forties.