Nelson, David T.
- Existence: 1891-1969
David Theodore Nelson was born in Hillsboro, North Dakota, on September 10, 1891. In 1912 he received his BA from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He went on to earn an AB from Oxford University, an MA from the University of Chicago, and a Litt.D. from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. A professor of English at Luther College, Nelson remained there from 1921 to 1963. He served as Luther's acting president from 1962 to 1963. He was an active member of a number of Norwegian-American organizations and was chairman of the Winneshiek County, Iowa, Republican Central Committee. Nelson died in 1969.
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