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Byron Miles Crippin

Byron Miles Crippin, lawyer, religious organization professional, consultant. Bar: Minnesota 1952.


  • Crippin, Byron Miles was born on October 19, 1928 in Topeka. Son of Byron M. and Grace M. (Smith) Crippin.

  • Education

    • Associate Liberal Arts, University Minnesota, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Law, University Minnesota, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Minnesota, 1952.


    • Research assistant California law revision project Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1954-1955. Law clerk United States District Court, Minneapolis, 1955-1956. Corporation attorney law department George A. Hormel & Company, Austin, Minnesota, 1956-1968, general attorney, head law department, 1968-1974, general counsel, 1974-1981, corporation officer, 1978-1981.

      General counsel, director development, executive manager Willmar office Lowell Lundstrom Ministries, 1981-1983. Director planned giving Bethel College and Seminary, 1983-1986. Member planned giving department Compassion International, 1986-1993.

      Charitable giving consultant, since 1993. Member stewardship department Back to the Bible, 1994-1995. Director Stewardship Ministries Minnesota-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota 1952.


    Past member Austin City Charter Commission. Chairman Mower County Young Republican League, 1956-1957. Vice chairman Mower Republican Committee, 1959-1961.

    Member Christian Business Men's Committee, since 1963, chairman Austin men's committee, 1963-1964, regional Chairman, 1975-1981. Member advisory board Salvation Army, Storm Lake, Iowa, past member advisory board Salvation Army, Austin, Minnesota. Chairman conference administrative board Free Methodist Church, 1979-1981.

    Member, board directors Twin Cities Christian Ministries Association, 1984-1986. Board directors Christian Stewardship Association, 1983-1987, 88-92. Director Stewardship Ministries, Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, since 1997.

    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1952-1954, to major United States Army Reserve, 1954-1967. Member Christian Legal Society, Order of Coif, Scabbard and Blade, Delta Sigma Rho.


    • Married Marie A. Bradbury, October 29, 1955. Children: Patricia, David, Linda.
    • father: Byron M. Crippin
    • mother: Grace M. (Smith) Crippin
    • spouse: Marie A. Bradbury
    • children: Patricia Crippin
    • David Crippin
    • Linda Crippin
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    Born October 19, 1928