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Ralph David Nelson

Ralph David Nelson, American audiologist. President Spencer Area Concert Association, since 1983; Member of Iowa Hearing Aid Society (board directors since 1983, president), National Hearing Aid Society, Acoustical Society of America, Hearing & Language Association, American Speech, Masons (Worshipful Master 1982, 1987), Kiwanis (director 1980-1982).

Background

  • Nelson, Ralph David was born on September 21, 1940 in Milford, Iowa, United States. Son of Ralph Walter and Martha Margaret (Wilson) Nelson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Augustana College, 1962. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1970.

    Career

    • Teacher Public Schools, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1962—1965. Instructor Kent State University, 1970—1973. Audiologist in private practice Canton, Ohio, 1973—1975.

      Sales company executive Knox Hearing Aid Service, 1975—1976. Audiologist, owner Nelson Hearing Aid Service, Spencer, Iowa, since 1976. President Hearing Aid Management Systems, Inc., Spencer, 1984.

    Politics

    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

    Membership

    President Spencer Area Concert Association, since 1983. Member of Iowa Hearing Aid Society (board directors since 1983, president), National Hearing Aid Society, Acoustical Society of America, Hearing & Language Association, American Speech, Masons (Worshipful Master 1982, 1987), Kiwanis (director 1980-1982).

    Personality

    Interests

    Singing, woodworking.

    Connections

    • Married Martha Jane West, June 20, 1965 (divorced 1972). Married Julie Linda Bottolfson, June 4, 1977. Children: Judith Ann, Sarah Elizabeth, Catherine Carole, Paul David.
    • father: Ralph Walter Nelson
    • mother: Martha Margaret (Wilson) Nelson
    • spouses: Martha Jane West
    • Julie Linda Bottolfson
    • children: Judith Ann Nelson
    • Sarah Elizabeth Nelson
    • Catherine Carole Nelson
    • Paul David Nelson
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