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Melvin Nathan Olson

Melvin Nathan Olson, American finance company executive. Member of American Management Association, Multnomah Athletic Club (Portland), City Club.


  • Olson, Melvin Nathan was born on March 10, 1932 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Carl Frederick and Dorothy Hannah (Rowley) Olson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Seattle Pacific University, 1955. MTh, Western Evangelical Seminary, 1959. Master of Education, University Portland, 1960.

      Doctor of Education, University Portland, 1969.


    • Instructor Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon, 1960—1962. Associate professor psychology Cascade College, 1962—1967, president, 1967—1970. President microbial products division Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 1970—1983.

      Chairman, Chief Executive Officer Tower Investment Corporation, since 1983.


    Churches should be encouraged to teach and preach biblical truth on moral issues and to urge their members to vote according to their beliefs, convictions, and values.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    During the second coming of Christ, the God will sit in judgment and divide humanity between the saved and the lost and will sit in judgment of the believers, rewarding them for things done while alive.

    Denomination: Baptist


    All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


    Member of American Management Association, Multnomah Athletic Club (Portland), City Club.


    • Married Mary Harder Olson, July 26, 1969. 1 child Michael David.
    • father: Carl Frederick Olson
    • mother: Dorothy Hannah (Rowley) Olson
    • spouse: Mary Harder Olson
    • child: Michael David Olson
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    • 1955
      Seattle Pacific University
    • 1959
      Western Evangelical Seminary
    • 1960
      University Portland
    • 1969
      University Portland
    • 1960 - 1962
      Instructor, Western Evangelical Seminary
      Portland, Jamaica
    • 1970 - 1983
      president, microbial products division Pioneer Hi-Bred International
    • 1983
      chairman, Tower Investment Corporation
    • 1983
      Chief Executive Officer, Tower Investment Corporation
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