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Insurance company executive

John Thomas Watson, American insurance company executive. Chartered Life Underwriter chartered finance consultant.

Background

Watson, John Thomas was born on November 17, 1920 in Des Moines. Son of Thomas John and Tracy (Mulder) Watson.

Education

Bachelor, Drake University, Des Moines, 1942.

Career

Copywriter Des Moines Registere and Tribune, 1934-1942. Copywriter advertising department Bankers Life Company, Des Moines, 1946, various positions, until 1980. Senior vice president Bankers Life Company (now The Principal Finance Group), 1980-1985.

Chairman board, president BLC National Insurance Company subsidiary Bankers Life Company, 1980-1985, BLC Life and Annuity Company subsidiary Bankers Life Company, 1980-1985.

Achievements

  • Chartered Life Underwriter chartered finance consultant.

Religion

The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

Membership

Member executive committee Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, 1960-1985. President Des Moines Health Center, 1960. Board directors United Way, Des Moines, 1959-1961.

Vice chairman council on social services Iowa Department Human Services, 1981-1985, chairman, 1985-1986, now member council. Served to major United States Army Air Force, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations. Member American Society Chartered Life Underwriter (president Des Moines chapter 1981-1982), National Association Life Underwriters, Life Insurance Advertisers Association (national president 1974-1975), Sigma Delta Chi (president Des Moines chapter 1941-1942) Clubs: Des Moines.

Connections

Married Lois Inez Binau, March 6, 1945. 1 son, Robert Scott.

father:
Thomas John Watson

mother:
Tracy (Mulder) Watson

spouse:
Lois Inez Binau