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Marvin Nelson Christensen

Marvin Nelson Christensen, American venture capitalist. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bankers Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Background

  • Christensen, Marvin Nelson was born on July 15, 1927 in W. Branch, Iowa, United States. Son of Peter Ancher and Martha Henrietta (Neilsen) Christensen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Iowa, 1950.

    Career

    • Private practice insurance and real estate, Iowa City, 1955-1969. Assistant to president General Growth Companies, Des Moines, 1970-1972. Acquisitions director Life Investors of Iowa, Cedar Rapids, 1972-1980.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Business Commercial Realty, Denver, since 1980, Colorado International Development, Colorado Springs, since 1984. Chairman Byers (Colorado) State Bank, 1987-1989, Farmer's State Bank, Waubun, Minnesota, 1988-1996. Founder, administrator Waubun Area Development Enterprises, since 1988.

    Works

    • Columnist: View from My Window (monthly newspaper). Contributor many articles to national publications.

    Membership

    Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member American Bankers Association, Minnesota Bankers Association, Masons, Elks, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, cabinet making, fishing.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Lou Miller, December 17, 1949 (deceased June 1999). Children: Stephen R., Barbara. Married Virginia Thompson, 2001.
    • father: Peter Ancher Christensen
    • mother: Martha Henrietta (Neilsen) Christensen
    • spouses: Mary Lou Miller
    • Virginia Thompson
    • children: Stephen R. Christensen
    • Barbara Christensen
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    Born July 15, 1927
    Nationality
    • 1950
      University Iowa
    • 1955 - 1969
      Private practice, insurance and real estate
      Iowa City, Iowa, United States
    • 1970 - 1972
      assistant, to president General Growth Companies
      Des Moines, Iowa, United States
    • 1972 - 1980
      acquisitions director, Life Investors of Iowa
      Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
    • 1980
      chairman, Business Commercial Realty
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1980
      Chief Executive Officer, Business Commercial Realty
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1987 - 1989
      chairman, Byers (Colorado) State Bank
    • 1988 - 1996
      chairman, Byers (Colorado) State Bank
      Waubun, Minnesota, United States
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