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Edwin Olen Oats

Edwin Olen Oats, American entrepreneur. Named for Ed Oats Day, Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, 1974. Member Council for National Policy, Washington, since 1982; charter member Republican/President Task Force, Washington, since 1983; permanent member National Republican Senatorial Commission, Washington, since 1983; board governors International Policy Forum, 1990. Member Greater Dallas Chamber.

Background

  • Oats, Edwin Olen was born on July 30, 1937 in Dallas, Texas, United States. Son of Marvin Olen Oats and Ruth Marie (Loggins) Freeman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, East Texas Baptist University, 1963.

    Career

    • President, chairman Pilgrim Inns, Inc., Indianapolis, 1970-1978. President, chairman Institutional System Success, Dallas, 1978-1982. President Galleria Energy, 1982-1984.

      Independent investment banker, consul, 1984-1986. Founder Roll-A-Sheet Inc., from 1986. Registered representative National Association Security Dealers, Washington, 1978-1982.

    Works

    • Inventor, patentee apparatus for changing disposable bedding on a mattress, Roll-A-Sheet.

    Politics

    The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Baptists can be referred to as the ‘people of the Book’, because the Bible gives time proven principles of living for every area of life, including marriage, child rearing, family, relationships, finances, and spiritual living.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    True marriage can be only between a man and a woman. Marriage is the most sacred and basic of societal units.

    Membership

    Member Council for National Policy, Washington, since 1982. Charter member Republican/President Task Force, Washington, since 1983. Permanent member National Republican Senatorial Commission, Washington, since 1983.

    Board governors International Policy Forum, 1990. Member Greater Dallas Chamber.

    Personality

    Interests

    Fishing, boating.

    Connections

    • Married Betty Jean Nesbit. Children: Eddie Paul, Cynthia Gale, Sandra Sue, William Criswell.
    • father: Marvin Olen Oats Freeman
    • mother: Ruth Marie (Loggins) Freeman
    • spouse: Betty Jean Nesbit
    • children: Eddie Paul Oats
    • Cynthia Gale Oats
    • Sandra Sue Oats
    • William Criswell Oats
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    Born July 30, 1937
    Died April 12, 2001
    (aged 63)
    • 1963
      East Texas Baptist University
    • 1970 - 1978
      President, Pilgrim Inns
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1970 - 1978
      chairman, Pilgrim Inns
      Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      president, Institutional System Success
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      chairman, Institutional System Success
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      president, Galleria Energy
    • 1984 - 1986
      independent investment banker

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