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Arthur Wallace Nesbitt

Arthur Wallace Nesbitt, American mail order and manufacturing executive. Recipient National 4-H Alumni award, 1979, Fellow award Pennsylvania State University, Distinguished Alumnus award, Pennsylvania State University, 1987; named Honorary County Agent, 1988, Person of Year World Dairy Expo. Industry, 1989, Guest of Honor National Dairy Shrine, 1993.


  • Nesbitt, Arthur Wallace was born on July 29, 1927 in Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William and Frances Mildred (Gilmore) Nesbitt.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1950.


    • Assistant county agent Pennsylvania State University, Clarion, 1950-1951. Executive secretary Pennsylvania Holstein Association, State College, 1952-1959. Vice president sales Nasco, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, 1959-1971.

      Executive vice president Nasco International, Inc., 1972-1974, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1974-1997. Vice chairman ABC School Supply, Inc., Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, since 1998. Board directors, vice president World Dairy Expo, 1967-1990.

      Board directors, treasurer National Dairy Shrine, 1969-1993. Chairman board, director Gehl Company, Bank Fort Atkinson, Geneve Corporation.


    Party affiliation: member United Church of Christ.


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Board governors Agricultural Hall of Fame. Board directors Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Blue Cross-Blue Shield United Wisconsin, 1990-1997, United Wisconsin Service, 1991-1997. Trustee Pennsylvania State University, 1987-1988.

    President-elect Competitive Wisconsin Inc., since 1996. Board directors American Medical Security, since 1997. With United States Army, 1945-1946.

    Member International Association Food Industry Suppliers (board directors, past president since 1974), Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce Association (board directors since 1980, chairman 1990-1991), National Speakers Association, American Dairy Science Association, Holstein-Friesian Association American, Pennsylvania State University Society for Distinguished Alumni (president 1993-1995), Delta Theta Sigma (past president), Gamma Sigma Delta.


    • Married Donna Saviers Fox, August 19, 1967. Children: Warren P., David G. Stepchildren: Marsha, Marilyn, William, Leann, Sandra Fox.
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    • 1950
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1950 - 1951
      Assistant, county agent Pennsylvania State University
      Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1952 - 1959
      executive, secretary Pennsylvania Holstein Association
      State College, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1959 - 1971
      vice president, sales Nasco
      Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      executive, vice president Nasco International
    • 1998
      vice chairman, American Broadcasting Company School Supply
      Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States