Tveitmoe, Olaf Anders
- David Vaught
Tveitmoe, Olaf Anders (07 December 1865–19 March 1923), labor leader and editor, was born in Valdres, Norway, the son of Anders O. Sløte and Ingebjørg Anfinnsdatter Berge. His mother, who was not married to his father, married Anders Olsen Tveitmoen, a farmer, in 1872. Olaf had a brief secondary education and a provincial rural upbringing. In 1882 he emigrated to the United States and settled in a Norwegian community in Minnesota, where he worked as a farm hand, attended St. Olaf College between 1887 and 1889, and in 1889 married Ingeborg Ødegaard, with whom he would have six children. As an editor for the college newspaper, he displayed the literary flair and unabashed political wit that would mark his career. He sharpened these skills writing for the Crookston Farmers’ Alliance’s ...