H. G. Haugan

H. G. Haugan
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Born (1840-11-07)November 7, 1840
Died January 29, 1921(1921-01-29) (aged 80)
Nationality United States
Occupation Railroad and banking executive
Years active 1864-1910

H. G. Haugan (November 7, 1840 – January 29, 1921) was a Norwegian-born, American railroad and banking executive. [1]


Hauman G. Haugan was born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. He was 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.


Haugan was bookkeeper and later acting cashier of Batavian Bank in La Crosse, 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.[2]

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. He retired from his railroad career in 1910.[3]

Haugan was a partner and shareholder of the Chicago banking firm Haugan & Lindgren. He was a later a director the State Bank of Chicago. The town of Haugan, Montana in Mineral County, Montana was named for Hauman G. Haugan.[4]

An invalid for several years before his death, Haugan died suddenly at his winter home in Pasadena, California, on January 29, 1921.[5]


  1. ^ "Hauman G. Haugan". Skandinaven. November 7, 1920. Retrieved August 9, 2015.
  2. ^ A History of the Norwegians of Illinois (A. E. Strand, comp. and ed. Chicago: John Anderson Publishing Company. 1905)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ J.P. Rowe (1957). "Railroads of Montana". The Montana Almanac. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  5. ^ Anonymous, "H. G. Haugan, Long Railroad Chief, Dies Suddenly," Chicago Tribune, January 30, 1921, p. 2.

Other sources

  • Henschen, Henry S. (1905) A History of the State Bank of Chicago from 1879 to 1904 (Chicago: Lakeside Press)

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