Jacob Preus

Jacob Preus, more completely Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus, is the name of three generations of important American Lutherans:

  • J. A. O. Preus (1883-1961), politician, Governor of Minnesota from 1921-1925
  • J. A. O. Preus II (1920-1994), theologian, President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod from 1969-1981
  • J. A. O. Preus III, (1954- ), theologian, President of Concordia University, Irvine, California

Famous quotes containing the word jacob:

    As for me, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are now only the subtlest imaginable essences, which would not stain the morning sky.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)