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Insurance company executive

John Edgar Pearson, American insurance company executive.

Background

Pearson, John Edgar was born on January 17, 1927 in Minneapolis. Son of Edgar Clarence and Viola Esther (Quist) Pearson.

Education

Student, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1944-1945;student, Northwestern University, 1945-1946;Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1948.

Career

Sales trainee, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Company, St. Paul, 1948-1949;group representative, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Seattle, 1949-1951;salesman, Marsh & McLennan Inc., Seattle, 1951-1953;with, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, since 1953;president, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, 1975-1976;president, chief Executive officer, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, 1977-1980;chairman, president, chief Executive officer, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, 1981-1982;chairman, chief Executive officer, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolis, since 1983;also board directors, Northwestern National Life Insurance Company, Minneapolischief Executive officer, North Atlantic Life Insurance Company, since 1972;Chairman of the Board, North Atlantic Life Insurance Company, since 1977;also board directors, North Atlantic Life Insurance Company. Chairman of the Board Northern Life Insurance Company, since 1979, also board directors. Board directors NorwestBank, Minneapolis.

President Life and Health Insurance Medical Research Fund, 1983-1985,now board directors. Board directors Minnesota Insurance Information Center, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis, Northern States Power, Minneapolis, Methodist Health Care on Minnesota.

Membership

Board directors United Way Greater Minneapolis Area, since 1979. Board directors Methodist Hospital, 1979-1986, Minneapolis Community Business Employment Alliance, since 1982, Minnesota Business Partnership, since 1977, Minnesota Project on Corporation Responsibility, 1978-1984, Minneapolis Society Fine Arts, 1980-1986, Minnesota Private College Fund, since 1979. Chairman Minneapolis Urban Coalition, 1979-1980.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Health Insurance Association American (director 1979-1984, chairman 1983), American Council Life Insurance (director 1979-1982, 84-86, chairman 1986), Insurance Federation Minnesota (director since 1976), Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (director 1979-1980) Clubs: Minneapolis, Minikahda.

Connections

Married Sharon M. Nessler, November 4, 1950. Children: Cynthia Lynn, Thomas Calvin.

father:
Edgar Clarence Pearson

mother:
Viola Esther (Quist) Pearson

spouse:
Sharon M. Nessler

child:
Cynthia Lynn Pearson

child:
Thomas Calvin Pearson