The New International Encyclopædia/Olsson, Olof

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OLSSON, ōl'son, Olof (1841-1900). An American theologian and educator, born in Vermland, Sweden. He studied at Upsala, became a Lutheran minister in 1863, and in 1869 came to the United States and received a charge in McPherson County, Kan. In 1891, Olsson left his congregation at Woodhull, Ill., to return to Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill., in which he had been professor (1877-88), and of which he now became president.