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Insurance company executive

Benjamin Robert Whiteley was American insurance company executive. Recipient Silver Beaver award Cascade Pacific council Boy Scouts American, 1993, Harvey and Emiline Clark medal Pacific University, 1991, Alumni fellow award Oregon State University, 1991, Aubrey R. Watzek award Lewis and Clark College, 1994, Lifetime Achievement award Business Youth Exchange, Portland, Oregon, 1995.

Background

Whiteley, Benjamin Robert was born on July 13, 1929 in Des Moines. Son of Hiram Everett and Martha Jane (Walker) Whiteley.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, 1951. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1952. Postgraduate advanced management program, Harvard University.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Pacific University, 2001.

Career

Clerk group department, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1956-1969;assistant actuary group department then assistant actuary acturial department, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1959-1963;assistant vice president, assistant actuary, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1963-1964;assistant vice president, associate actuary, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1964-1970;vice president group insurance administration, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1970-1972;vice president group insurance division, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1972-1980;executive vice president group insurance, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1980-1981;executive vice president, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1981-1983;president, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1983-1992;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1993-1994;Chairman, Board Of Directors, Standard Insurance Company, Portland, Oregon, 1994-1998. Retired;

board directors Gunderson, Inc., Portland, N.W. Natural Gas Company, WillametteIndustries, Inc., Canor Energy Ltd., The Greenbrier Companies.

Religion

The life with Christ has nothing to do with being in a "church" atmosphere for all eternity. God’s salvation involves far more. He is planning to make his children productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

Views

All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.

Membership

Past president Columbia Pacific county Boy Scouts American. Past Chairman of the Board, trustee Pacific U., Forest Grove, Oregon. Past chairman Oregon Health Sciences Foundation, Oregon Trail Coordinating Council First lieutenant United States Air Force, 1952-1955.

Fellow Society Actuaries. Member American Academy Actuaries (board directors 1984-1986), American Council of Life Insurance (board directors 1986-1989), International Congress Actuaries, Portland Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1983-1989).

Connections

Married Elaine Marie Yunker, June 14, 1953. Children– Stephen Robert, Benjamin Walker.

father:
Hiram Everett Whiteley

mother:
Martha Jane (Walker) Whiteley

spouse:
Elaine Marie Yunker

child:
Stephen Robert Whiteley

child:
Benjamin Walker Whiteley