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Mail order and manufacturing executive

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.


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, Nasco International, Inc., 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 of the Board, director Gehl Company, Bank Fort Atkinson, Geneve Corporation.


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.

William Nesbitt

Frances Mildred (Gilmore) Nesbitt

Donna Saviers Fox

William Nesbitt

David G. Nesbitt

Leann Nesbitt

Marilyn Nesbitt

Sandra Fox Nesbitt

Marsha Nesbitt

Warren P. Nesbitt