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Marvin Joseph Walter

Marvin Joseph Walter, American meat processing company executive, developer. Recipient Recognition medal Iowa State University, 1980, Floyd Andre award, 1988; named Iowa's Innovation Advisory, Small Business Administration, 1985, Iowa's Small Business Person of Year, 1989.


  • Walter, Marvin Joseph was born on August 22, 1940 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Son of Ralph Joseph and Regina Marie (Brown) Walter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1962. Master of Science in Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1964.


    • Assistant to president American Meat Institute, Chicago, 1964-1966. Member Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 1966-1968. Founder, president, board directors, co-owner Carriage House Meat & Provision, Company, Inc., Ames, Iowa, since 1968, Dayton Road Development Company, Ames, since 1968, W&G Marketing Company, Ames, since 1968.

      Organizer, chairman, co-owner Ames Processed Foods Company, Inc., since 1968. Organizer, vice president, co-owner Webster City (Iowa) Custom Meats, since 1968. Director United States Meat Export Federation, Denver, since 1968.

      Board directors 1st National Bank, Ames. Member, chairman Iowa Agricultural Products Advisory Board.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board governors Iowa State University Foundation. Founding board directors Iowa State University Achievemment Foundation. Past member advisory committee College Business, Iowa State University, board directors.

    Past president board Memorial Union. Past member advisory board Office International Affairs. Trustee, past chairman board Mary Greeley Hospital.

    Past trustee Iowa 4-H Foundation. Founding board directors Iowa Games, 1986. Past board directors Ames-Gilbert United Way, campaign chairman.

    Past member central committee Iowa Republican Communications, Story County Republican Center Committee, also past chairman precinct committee. Active local and state Republican campaigns, others. Member National Association Meat Purveyors (president, board directors), Iowa State University Alumni Association (past president), Iowa State University Parents Association (board directors), Rotary (president Ames 1980-1981, board directors), Cyclone Club, Cardinal and Gold Club, Order of Knoll, Order of Omega, Gamma Gamma, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta, Alpha Gamma Rho (past president, board directors alumni association, Eta Corporation Education Foundation, now treasurer alumni corporation and Educational Foundation, Outstanding Alumnus of Year award 1977).


    • Married Janice Eileen Gordon, September 19, 1964. Children: Allyson, Stacy.
    • father: Ralph Joseph Walter
    • mother: Regina Marie (Brown) Walter
    • spouse: Janice Eileen Gordon
    • children: Allyson Walter
    • Stacy Walter
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    Born August 22, 1940
    • 1962
      Iowa State University
    • 1964
      Iowa State University
    • 1964 - 1966
      Assistant, to president American Meat Institute
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      member, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
    • 1968
      Ames, Iowa, United States
    • 1968
      Ames, Iowa, United States
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