Albert Cornelius Knudson was born on 23 January 1873 in Grandmeadow, Minnesota, the son of Asle Knudson, a Methodist minister, and Synneva (Susan) Fosse Knudson. Knudson earned the BA degree at the University of Minnesota in 1893, and the STB degree from Boston University in 1896. He continued graduate study with a concentration on philosophical studies with Borden Parker Bowne at Boston University in 1896–7. Knudson studied church history, New Testament, and systematic theology at the universities of Jena and Berlin in Germany in 1897–8. He received the PhD in philosophy from Boston University in 1900.
From The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers in Oxford Reference.