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Barbara Lord Nelson

Barbara Lord Nelson, American radio talk-show host. Named Woman of Year Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, 1977.


  • Nelson, Barbara Lord was born on January 15, 1930 in Haines City, Florida, United States. Daughter of Carroll Ernest and Irma (Shaw) Lord.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Stetson University, 1952.


    • Sales manager, consultant Station KMO, Station KAMT, Station KTNT, Tacoma, since 1977. Talk show host Station KMO, since 1984. Director efficiency awards committee Sandia Air Force Base, Albuquerque, 1965-1968.

      Manager of entertainers in Northwest United States of America, 1968-1980. Teacher Guam Grammar and Junior High Schools, Agana, 1971-1972. Director Journies into Chinese Culture, Young Women’s Christian Association, Taipei, Republic of China, 1973-1975.

      Owner Welcoming Service, Person-to-Person, 1975-1978. Manager Tacoma Opera Society, 1980-1984, president 1984-1985. Private consultant, Tacoma.


    • Contributor articles to newspapers.


    Board directors Allied Arts of Tacoma, 1984-1986. Member National Association of Female Executives (board directors), National Speakers Association, Sales and Marketing Executives, National Broadcasters Association, National Association Radio Talk Show Hosts (board directors), Tacoma Chamber of Commerce, Resources for Women (board directors), Tacoma Ad Club, City Club of Tacoma.



    Writing, travel, speaking.


    • Married Rolland D. Nelson, July 20, 1948 (divorced November 1975). Children: Michael, Patrick, Britt, Brant, Rolland Junior. Married Richard G. Swank, February 14, 1980.
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    Born January 15, 1930
    • 1952
      Stetson University
    • 1977
      Sales manager, Station KMO
      Tacoma, Washington, United States
    • 1977
      consultant, Station KMO
      Tacoma, Washington, United States
    • 1984
      talk show host Station KMO