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Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson, American coast guard official. Decorated Meritorious Service medal with 2 gold stars, Legion of Merit; decorated Air medal, Coast Guard Commendation medal with 2 gold stars, Coast Guard Achievement medal; honored resolution 12th Legislature Alaska, 1982.


  • Nelson, Edward was born on March 17, 1931 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Edward and Hildur Marie (Stenborg) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Coast Guard Academy, 1953. Student flight training, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida and Corpus Christ, Texas, 1955. Student in aviation safety, University Southern California, 1963.

      Student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia, 1967.


    • Commissioned ensign United States Coast Guard, 1953, advanced through grades to Commander, 1986. Commanding officer Coast Guard Air Station, Astoria, Oregon, 1971-1974, Kodiak, Alaska, 1974-1976. Chief officer personnel division Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, 1976-1978, chief of staff, chief operations 17th Coast Guard District Juneau, Alaska, 1982.

      Superintendent United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, 1982-1986. Commander 17th Coast Guard District, Juneau, Alaska, since 1986.


    Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.


    Board directors Coast Guard Academy Foundation, New London, 1982. Member policy advisory council University Alaska, Juneau, 1978-1982. President policy advisory council University Alaska, Juneau, 1980-1981.

    Honorary board directors United Service Organizations Metropolitan New York, since 1983. Member Newcomen Society United States (honorary, vice chairman Southeast Connecticut since 1982), New London Maritime Society, Coast Guard Cheif Warrant Officer and Warrant Officers Association (honorary) Clubs: Ariston Society (New London). Lodges: Elks.


    • Married Joyce Lee Welsted, February 6, 1954. Children– Edward Darrell, Sandra Sue, Keith Clyde.
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    • 1952
      University of South
    • 1955 - 1964
      Executive, vice president Clark
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1968 - 1972
      Executive, vice president Clark
      Nashville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1985
      chairman, Nelson Capital Corporation
    • 1985
      president, Nelson Capital Corporation
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