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government agricultural agency official

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

Background

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

Education

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

Career

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.

Religion

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

Politics

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.

Views

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

Membership

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.

Connections

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

father:
Fred William Wilkinson

mother:
Edna (Turnbull) Wilkinson

spouse:
Elizabeth Koehler

children:
David T. Wilkinson

Nancy E. Wilkinson

Karen E. Wilkinson