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government agricultural agency official

Donald Ellsworth Wilkinson, American former government agricultural agency official. Decorated Distinguished Flying Cross.


Wilkinson, Donald Ellsworth was born on May 4, 1922 in Benton, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Fred William and Edna (Turnbull) Wilkinson.


Student, University Dubuque, 1942. Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1947.


Teacher vocational agriculture Waukesha (Wisconsin) High School, 1947-1948. Information officer Wisconsin Department Agriculture, Madison, 1948-1951, director commodity promotion, 1951-1954, chief division marketing, 1955-1964, assistant secretary department, 1965-1969, secretary, 1969-1975. Administrator Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department Agriculture, Washington, 1975-1977.

Governor Farm Credit Administration, 1977-1986. Member marketing advisory committee to the United States secretary agriculture, 1964-1968. President Mid-American International Agriculture Trade Council, Chicago, 1969-1971.


The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.


God seeks to transform relationship with and between people. If politics is about how we choose to live together and to treat one another, there is surely a place for discerning the activity of God in politics.


The demands of modern life may leave someone stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless. Be persistent, and success will be definitely achieved.


Associate campaign chairman Madison United Givers, 1968. President board directors Methodist Hospital, Madison, 1972-1975. Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946.

Member National Association Marketing Officials (president 1964), National Association State Departments Agriculture (president 1974). Lodge: Kiwanis.


Married Elizabeth Koehler, June 14, 1947. Children– David T., Nancy E., Karen E.

Fred William Wilkinson

Edna (Turnbull) Wilkinson

Elizabeth Koehler

David T. Wilkinson

Nancy E. Wilkinson

Karen E. Wilkinson