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1940 Who's Who


JESSEN, PETER ANDREW: Oil Jobber; ed Exira, Iowa Oct 17, 1897; s of Martin A Jessen-Sarina Aagaard; ed Hamlin dist 8, Exira; m Helena Nelsen Oct 17, 1922 Exira; s Frederick Nelson; d Virginia Elaine; prior to 1917 worked on farm; 1917-18 mechanic for Lincoln Motor Co, Detroit Mich; 1919- empby Delco Co, later for local oil co, 1924- owner half int Nelson & Jessen Oil Co, Exira; owner & opr Harlan Oil Service Co, Harlan, stations in Elk Horn & Kimballton; mbr Exira sch bd 4 years, pres 1939; during World War enl in US air corps Detroit Aug 1918 Mitchell Field, Long Island N Y, mechanic, disch Dec 1918, priv; Amer Legion, post 332, past comm; candidate for House of Rep, Audubon Co; pres Petroleum Transporters Assn of Iowa since 1939; OES 2; KT 2; AF&AM 342, past master; RAM 93; Scot Rite; Za-Ga-Zig Shrine; Danish Luth Ch; Rep; hobbies: wood shop, fishing, hunting; off Nelsen & Jessen Oil Co; res Exira.

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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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