H. G. Haugan

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H. G. Haugan (born November 7, 1840) was a Norwegian-born American railroad executive.

Background[edit]

Hauman G. Haugan was born in Oslo, Norway, the elder son of Helge A. and Anna B. Haugan. Together with his brother Helge Alexander Haugan, he immigrated to Canada and moved to Montreal in 1859.

Career[edit]

Haugan was bookkeeper and later acting cashier of Batavian Bank in LaCrosse, Wisconsin from 1864 until 1870. Haugan entered railway service as paymaster and later auditor of the South Minnesota Railway Co., later the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway from 1870 until 1880. Haugan was the assistant to the comptroller and general manager of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway from 1880 until 1893. Haugan later served with the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway, as Land Commissioner and Comptroller.[1]

H. G. Haugan was a partner and shareholder of the Chicago banking firm Haugan & Lindgren. He was a Director the State Bank of Chicago. Haugan, Montana in Mineral County, Montana was named for H. G. Haugan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Chicagoans: a biographical dictionary of leading living men of the City of Chicago (John W. Leonard. Chicago: A. N. Marquis & Co. 1905)
  2. ^ A History of the Norwegians of Illinois (A. E. Strand, comp. and ed. Chicago: John Anderson Publishing Company. 1905)

Other sources[edit]

  • Henschen, Henry S. A History of the State Bank of Chicago from 1879 to 1904 (Kessinger Publishing, LLC. 1905)

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