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Frank Wilbur Collier

businessman , chairman , politician , Treasurer

Frank L. Kersten was an American businessman and politician.


Collier, Frank Wilbur was born on January 5, 1870 in Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland, United States. Son of Frank M. and Drucilla Talbot (Harden) Collier.


Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1896. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1899, Doctor of Philosophy, 1910.


Kersten was a clerk in a general store in Antigo, Wisconsin and in Chilton, Wisconsin. He was a clerk in the United States Land Office in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kersten was in the general mercantile and real estate business in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Kersten was a Republican. He served as treasurer and chairman of the Town of Stephenson, Wisconsin and on the Crivitz Village Board. Kersten served on the Marinette County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors.

In 1925, Kersten served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. After he left office, Kersten was chief of the Wisconsin state oil inspectors. Kersten died in Marinette, Wisconsin.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Back to Wesley, 1924. John Wesley Among the Scientists, 1927. Frequent contributor to newspapers and mags.Editor: The Word and Life, 1912. Lecturer psychology, School of Religious Education, Young Men’s Christian Association, and School of Business, Washington Young Men’s Christian Association, 1919-1920. Lecturer on social psychology, U. Maryland, 1921-1924.


Member N.E. Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, N.E. Methodist History Society, John Hopkins Alumni Association, Boston University Alumni Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, British Institute Philosophical Studies, Sixth International Congress of Philosophy, Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, American Association of University professors, Chi Psi Omega, Pi Gamma Museum. Mason.; Clubs: Cosmos, National Travel.; Member advisory council Living Age.


Married Rose Lee Carlisle, December 21, 1896.

Frank M. Collier

Drucilla Talbot (Harden) Collier

Rose Lee Carlisle