Lidell, Waldemar, businessman, vice-consul — Portland — born in Svarteborgs parish in Bohuslän, on June 26, 1873. At the age of 15 he moved to Stockholm where he received employment with his brother, Lidell, purveyor to His Majesty the King. In 1904 he traveled to Germany, France, and England to study business, but extended his trip first to the world exhibition in St. Louis, Missouri., then to Portland, Oregon, where he became so taken with the climate, conditions, etc., that he decided to stay. In 1905 he opened a bookstore, which he later combined with a ticket office and real estate sales. On November 2, 1908 he was appointed Swedish vice-consul. Lidell is the actual founder of the colony Newhem near Sheridan, about 50 miles southwest of Portland. He is a member of Swedish Society Linnea, the Swedish National Association, and the Portland Chamber of Commerce, as well as an honorary member of the Swedish Song Club Columbia. On February 25, 1905, he married Ingeborg Klein from Stockholm; they have a son.