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Nolan Eldon Karras

Nolan Eldon Karras, American investment advisor. Certified Public Accountant, Colorado, Utah; registered investment advisory, Utah. Recipient Outstanding Legislator award American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1986, Distinguished Alumnus award Weber State University, 1990, Outstanding Alumnus award Beta Alpha Psi, 1988-1989.


  • Karras, Nolan Eldon was born on December 30, 1944 in Ogden, Utah, United States. Son of Orien John and Afton Elaine (Green) Karras.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Weber State University, 1970. Master of Business Administration, University Utah, 1970. HHD (honorary), College of E. Utah, 1990.


    • Accountant Arthur Andersen & Company, Denver, 1970-1972, Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, Salt Lake City, 1972-1975, Schmitt, Griffiths & Smith, Ogden, 1975-1979. Finance vice president Jack B. Parson Companies, 1979-1993. Registered representative Investment Management & Research, Roy, Utah, since 1985.

      President Superior Air Handling Corporation, Cldarfield, 1990-1991. Board directors Pacificorp, Utah Power & Light.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant, Colorado, Utah. Registered investment advisory, Utah.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    God is the father of every human being. He has a body and emotions like human beings, and therefore he is literally the father to all people living on earth.


    Member Utah House of Representatives, Salt Lake City, 1981-1990, majority leade, 1987-1988, speaker, 1989-1990. Advisory om. Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee, 1989-1990. With United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969.

    Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Public Service award 1987), Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (Distinguished Service award 1987), Ogden/Weber C. of Chamber (board directors 1989-1993).


    • Married Lynda Francel Purrington, November 22, 1967. Children: Brett N., Jodie Lynn, Darrin O.
    • father: Orien John Karras
    • mother: Afton Elaine (Green) Karras
    • spouse: Lynda Francel Purrington
    • children: Brett N. Karras
    • Jodie Lynn Karras
    • Darrin O. Karras
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    Born December 30, 1944
    (age 72)
    • 1970
      Weber State University
    • 1970
      University Utah
    • 1990
      College of E. Utah
    • 1970 - 1972
      Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    • 1975 - 1979
      Accountant, Arthur Andersen & Company
      Schmitt, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
    • 1979 - 1993
      finance vice president, Jack B. Parson Companies
    • 1985
      registered representative Investment Management, & Research
      Roy, Utah, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      president, Superior Air Handling Corporation
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