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William Edward Nelson

William Edward Nelson, American corporate executive.

Background

  • Nelson, William Edward was born on July 16, 1926 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Ora Parton and Mary Francis (Bowers) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Business, Pepperdine University, 1949. Doctor of Laws, Loyola University.A., 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1954.

    Career

    • General manager Gilbert & Rothschild, Los Angeles, 1959-1960. Vice president, director finance and administration Microdot, South Pasadena, California, 1960-1963. President investments Prospect Center Corporation, La Jolla, 1963-1991.

      President, chief executive officer Valley Company, Atchison, Kansas, 1990-1991. Chairman, president San Diegans, Inc., 1979-1982. Chairman Scripps Bank, since 1984.

    Works

    • Author: (textbook) California Land Security & Development, 1966, Real Estate Remedies, 1976.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in us.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    A true Christian should help those in need, regardless of religious affiliation.

    Membership

    Trustee La Jolla Town Council, 1979-1982. Chair Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, La Jolla, since 1991, Scripps Institutions Medicine and Science, since 1993. President Chief Executive Officer Scripps Institutions Medicine and Science and Scripps Health.

    Chair Center City Planning Commission, San Diego, 1986-1990. With United States Navy, 1944-1946, PTO. Member American Bar Association, California Bar Association, San Diego Bar Association, Los Angeles Bar Association, Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, bicycling.

    Connections

    • Married Lollie Margaret Russell, January 22, 1952. Children: Lindsey, Neil, Mark, Anne Hoover.
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    • 1949
      Pepperdine University
    • 1951
      Loyola University
    • 1954
      University Wisconsin
    • 1959 - 1960
      General manager, Gilbert & Rothschild
    • 1960 - 1963
      vice president, finance and administration Microdot
      South Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1960 - 1963
      director, finance and administration Microdot
      South Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1963 - 1991
      president, investments Prospect Center Corporation
      La Jolla, California, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      president, officer Valley Company
      Atchison, Kansas, United States
    • 1990 - 1991
      chief executive, officer Valley Company
      Atchison, Kansas, United States
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