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business executive

Glenn Garfield Carlson, business executive.

Background

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

Education

Graduated from high school, Thief River Falls.

Career

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.

Religion

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

Politics

Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

Views

It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Membership

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).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Carpentry, snowmobiling, fishing, golf.

Connections

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

father:
Martin Everett Carlson

mother:
Winifred (Sculthrope) Carlson

spouse:
Blanche Marie Engelstad

child:
Wayne Glenn Carlson

child:
Rollie James Carlson

child:
Peggy Lee Carlson

child:
Richard Paul Carlson