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Niels Toft Andersen

Niels Toft Andersen, American publisher, writer. Recipient Public Servant Citizen of Year award Rotary, Lions, Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Springs, Michigan, 1976.

Background

  • Andersen, Niels Toft was born on April 1, 1922 in Northampton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Soren Toft and Myrtle Emily (Waite) Andersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Foreign Trade, Latin American Institute, New York City, Chicago, 1948.

    Career

    • Traffic department Ford Motor International, Jersey City, 1948-1952. Management trainee, 1952-1955. Sales management, 1956-1959.

      Materials control management Valencia, Venezuela, 1959-1962. Production control manager, 1962-1963. System analyst Ford Motor International, Newark, 1963-1964.

      Public Cedar Springs (Michigan) Clipper, 1964-1976, Dalton (Massachusetts) News Record, 1976-1980. Sales manager Sun Cross, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1980-1982. Campus director Jordan College Energy Institute, Comstock Park, Michigan, 1982-1988.

      Board member, 1971-1976, president 1983, Red Flannel Factory, Cedar Springs, Michigan. Director Chamber of Commerce, Cedar Springs, Michigan, 1987-1992. Co-publisher Bugle, Cedar Springs, Michigan, since 1984.

    Works

    • Author: Sunrise Over Jordan, 1982. Editor: Daily Diary of ANdrew McDonald Civil War, 1987. Co-editor: Indian Legends of Michigan Indians, 1993.

    Membership

    Member planning commission City of Cedar Springs, Michigan, 1984-1995. Member downtown development authority City of Cedar Springs, 1989-1996. Editor Michigan Concord Coaliton Newsletter, Ada, Michigan, 1995-1996.

    Sergeant United States Army, 1942-1946. Member Cedar Springs History Society, Cedar Springs Public Schools.

    Connections

    • Married Edna Stoll Andersen, December 21, 1945. Children: Soren Toft Andersen, Beth Emily Andersen, Karen Meier.
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    • 1948
      Latin American Institute
    • 1948 - 1952
      Traffic department Ford Motor Intern, ational
      Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
    • 1952 - 1955
      management, trainee
    • 1956 - 1959
      sales management
    • 1959 - 1962
      materials control management, Valencia
      Venezuela
    • 1962 - 1963
      production control manager
    • 1963 - 1964
      system analyst, Ford Motor International
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1964 - 1976
      public Cedar Springs (Michigan) Clipper
    • 1976 - 1980
      public Cedar Springs (Michigan) Clipper
    • 1980 - 1982
      sales manager, Sun Cross
      Pittsfield, Vermont, United States
    • 1982 - 1988
      campus director, Jordan College Energy Institute
      Comstock Park, Michigan, United States
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