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THORVALD GEORGE JENSEN


JENSEN, THORVALD GEORGE: Contractor; b Manitowoc, Wis Aug 17, 1874; s of Jens Jensen-Karen Hansen; ed Audubon Co; Omaha Business Coll; Elkhorn Coll 1890-92; Lincoln Neb Normal Coll 1895-98; Highland Park Coll, Des Moines, 1896-97; m Kristiane Simonsen Sept 27, 1905 Kimballton; s Erling V, Evald J, Bernhart Lee, Gerald Ross; d Amanda K (Mrs --- Boeldh), Selma C (Mrs --- Larsen), Olivia S, Ydun; prior to 1890 helped father on farm; 1890-1902 carp appr; 1890-94 carp; 1902-04 mgr Farmers Lbr Yard, Kimballton, 1904- ptr in Cement Products Plants, Kimballton, Brayton, Hamlin, Elk Horn & Atlantic, owner plant, Elk Horn; 1907-14 owner & opr cement & culvert plant; 1914- owner & opr Jensen Construction Co, business extending to Iowa, Neb, Kas, Minn, Mo & Tex, 1931 inc branch in Tex, 1931- Jensen Construction Co Inc; constructed swimming pool, Kimballton, also developed Jensen Park, oprd by city; mbr Iowa St legislature 45th & 45th extra assemblies, chmn sch & textbook com; past mbr bd of edn, Kimballton; mbr 1st Kimballton town coun; has traveled in Europe & US; Central Branch of Gen Contrs Assn; Welfare Club; Danish Luth Ch; Ministers Pension Fund, treas; Kimballton Luth Congregation, pres since 1928, secy 1925-26; Dem, past del to state conv 3 times; hobbies: reading & farming; off & res Kimballton.

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Who's Who in Iowa, by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 67.

 
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