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Insurance company executive

John Haynes Elken, American insurance company executive. Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Associate Society Actuaries; member Academy Actuaries.

Background

Elken, John Haynes was born on December 29, 1926 in Mayville, North Dakota, United States. Son of Guy L. and Gladys (Haynes) Elken.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Stanford, 1949. Master of Science, University Michigan, 1950.

Career

With Bankers Life Company (now The Principal Finance Group), since 1950, Second vice president underwriting, 1968-1970, vice president, 1970-1974, senior vice president, since 1974.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1944-1946. Associate Society Actuaries. Member Academy Actuaries.

Clubs: Des Moines, Des Moines Golf and Country (director 1969-1971).

Connections

Married Colleen LaMae Bakke, July 6, 1947. Children– Eric Mikkel, Ann Louise.

father:
Guy L. Elken

mother:
Gladys (Haynes) Elken

spouse:
Colleen LaMae Bakke

child:
Eric Mikkel Elken

child:
Ann Louise Elken