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Robert James Tessen (Sam Tessen)

Robert James Tessen, American health care administrator, counselor. Licensed professional consultant, nursing home administrator, insurance agent, Texas.


  • Tessen, Robert James was born on November 27, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of James Lawrence and Mary Catherine (Jamison) Tessen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 1972. Bachelor of Science, Western Illinois University, 1973.


    • Staff psychologist, Sinnissippi Mental Health Center, Dixon, Illinois, 1973-1976;director, Youth Service Bureau Lee County, Dixon, 1976-1977;coordinator, Gatesville Texas Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, 1977-1983;administrative coordinator, Marwitz Brothers, Inc., Waco, Texas, 1983-1985;administrator, Retama Manor Nursing and Development Center, Brownsville, Texas, 1985-1988;administrator preceptor, Retama Manor Nursing and Development Center, Brownsville, Texas, 1987-1988;administrator, Mission (Texas) Nursing Home, since 1988.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Secretary, founding member Rio Grande Valley chapter American Red Cross, Edinburg, Texas, 1987. Member Social Organizations Service, Brownsville, 1986-1987. Served as sergeant United States Air Force, 1966-1969.

    Member Texas Health Care Association (chairman volunteer and activities committee 1984-1985), American College Health Care Administrators.



    Avocations: stamp collecting, photography, model railroading, writing.


    • Married Mary Jo Whigham, June 16, 1979 (divorced April 1986). Children: Ryan Jamison, Korry Patrick.
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    Born November 27, 1946
    (age 71)