Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) has been called the spiritual father of the New Deal. He was probably the most original thinker among Norwegians in America. Whereas his brother Andrew Veblen became a leader in the bygdelag movement, Thorstein Veblen kept aloof from the Norwegian-American community. The photograph was taken ca. 1907.
Veblen, Thorstein (Born: 1857 - Dead: 1929 - Occupation: Professor - Further information: Professor of economics, prof.1906-1909 Stanford, 1911-1918 Missouri Univ. 1918 - 1922 N.Y.; St. Olafs College)