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Glenn Garfield Carlson

business executive

Glenn Garfield Carlson, business executive.


Carlson, Glenn Garfield was born on December 1, 1920 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States. Son of Martin Everett and Winifred (Sculthrope) Carlson.


Graduated from high school, Thief River Falls.


Agency manager Minneapolis Star, Minneapolis Tribune, Thief River Falls, 1936-1952. Manager Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce, 1950-1953. President St. Cloud (Minnesota) Chamber of Commerce, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 1953-1986.

Executive director St. Cloud Opportunities, Inc., 1955-1999. Vice president Capital Investors, St. Cloud, 1987-1999.


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


As human beings people find themselves as part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change. If we accept forgiveness, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.


Secretary, treasurer Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame, 1962-1999, Center Minnesota Dairy Day, St. Cloud, 1955-1999. President Tri-County Crime Stoppers, 1988-1999. Board directors Stearns-Benton County Private Industry Council, 1987-1999, Stearns County History Society, 1987-1999, St. Cloud Area Economic Development Ptnrship., 1987-1999.

Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946. Member American Chamber of Commerce executives (certified), Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Executives (president 1953-1954), Minnesota Association Commerce and Industry (board directors 1981-1986). Lodges: Lions (president St. Cloud chapter 1967-1968).


  • Other Interests

    Carpentry, snowmobiling, fishing, golf.


Married Blanche Marie Engelstad, June 7, 1939. Children: Wayne Glenn, Rollie James, Peggy Lee, Richard Paul.


Every Church statement in social or economic field should be seriously considered and demonstrate a competence in political sphere.