U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS (October 30, 2014) – Commissioner of Tourism Beverly Nicholson expressed deep sadness on the passing of a longtime member of the tourism team, Ludvig Harrigan.
“Ludvig devoted so much of his career to promoting the Virgin Islands,” said Commissioner Doty. “His spirited and infectious personality made him the perfect ambassador for our islands. In this time of bereavement, our thoughts are with Ludvig’s daughters Annette and Mildred, wife Judith Averett, sister Dr. Ruth Harrigan Beagles and the entire family.”
Ludvig was born on the island of St. Croix, but loved them all. In his earlier years, he began working as a baggage handler on the airport tarmac, but knew he was destined for much more. He eventually advanced to a ticketing agent for American Airlines, and that was the launch of a lucrative career. He started his 33-year tourism career heading the Department of Tourism’s New York Sales Office. He then moved to the Miami office. Ludvig retired in 2004 from the Los Angeles office, where he had spent some 20 plus years. In addition to his love for his home, Ludvig enjoyed jazz music and was a master trumpeter.
Memorial services will be held on November 8 at the Venice Lutheran Church, Venice, California.