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Insurance company executive

Francis Eugene Ferguson, American insurance company executive. Decorated Purple Heart. General campaign chairman United Fund, 1965; corporation member Milwaukee Children's Hospital; honorary trustee Committee for Economics Development; senior member The Conference Board; trustee Hastings (Nebraska) College; advisory trustee Greater Milwaukee Committee; board directors Columbia Health Systems Inc. Member Conference Board (senior).

Background

Ferguson, Francis Eugene was born on February 4, 1921 in Batavia, New York, United States. Son of Harold M. and Florence (Munger) Ferguson.

Education

Student, Cornell Univercity, 1938-1939;Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, 1947;Doctor of Laws (honorary), Michigan State University, 1972;Data Control Language (honorary), Ripon College, 1978;Doctor of Laws (honorary), Cardinal Stritch College, 1983.

Career

Assistant secretary-treasurer, Federal Land Bank Association, Lansing, Michigan, 1947-1948;appraiser, Federal Land Bank, St. Paul, 1948-1950;specialist agricultural economics, Michigan State University Extension, 1951;with, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee, 1951-1985;specialist, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1951-1952;assistant manager farm loans, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1952-1956;manager farm loans, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1956-1962;general manager mortgage loans, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1962-1963;vice president mortgage loans, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1963-1967;president, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1967-1980;chairman, chief Executive officer, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1980-1983;Chairman of the Board, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1983-1985. Board directors Bradley Center Corporation, Green Bay Packing Inc., Ralston Purina Company.

Religion

God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

Politics

There is a large range of issues where Church should interact with politics in such areas as poverty and inequality, environmental issues, nuclear and chemical weapons and the harm caused by use of drugs and drinking.

Views

Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.

Membership

General campaign chairman United Fund, 1965. Corporation member Milwaukee Children's Hospital. Honorary trustee Committee for Economic Development.

Senior member The Conference Board. Trustee Hastings (Nebraska) College. Advisory trustee Greater Milwaukee Committee.

Board directors Columbia Health Systems Inc. Member Conference Board (senior ) Clubs: Milwaukee, Milwaukee Country.

Connections

Married Patricia J. Reddy, August 11, 1945. Children: Susan Lee, Patricia Annual.

father:
Harold M. Ferguson

mother:
Florence (Munger) Ferguson

spouse:
Patricia J. Reddy

child:
Susan Lee Ferguson

child:
Patricia Annual Ferguson