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Insurance executive

Donald Austin Odell was American insurance executive. Bar: Michigan 1953, New York 1960. Chairman Citizens Crime Commission New York City, Inc., 1985-1990, director; member New York State Ethics Commission Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1947. Member Association Life Insurance Counsel.

Background

Odell, Donald Austin was born on November 14, 1925 in Margaretville, New York, United States. Son of Harry Green and Mary (Conner) Odell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Yale University, 1949;Juris Doctor, University of Michigan, 1952.

Career

Associate, Clark Klein Brucker & Waples, Detroit, 1952-1955;with, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1955-1990;corporation secretary, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1971-1978;senior vice-president and officer-in-charge central head office, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Tulsa, 1979-1981;executive vice president, member corporation management office, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1982-1990.

Achievements

  • Bar: Michigan 1953, New York 1960.

Religion

The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

Christians with different approaches should be engaged with each other to discuss how the Bible should be applied to issues in our contemporary world.

Membership

Chairman Citizens Crime Commission New York City, Inc., 1985-1990, director. Member of New York State Ethics Commission Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1947. Member Association Life Insurance Counsel.

Connections

Married Phyllis Jean Armstrong, August 4, 1951. Children: Susan, Patricia, Pamela, Donald, Douglas.

father:
Harry Green Odell

mother:
Mary (Conner) Odell

spouse:
Phyllis Jean Armstrong

child:
Susan Odell

child:
Patricia Odell

child:
Pamela Odell

child:
Donald Odell

child:
Douglas Odell